Communication Degree Program

Charles A. Cannon College of Arts and Sciences


At Wingate University, communication majors build a solid foundation by taking courses that help them sharpen their public speaking and mass, interpersonal and group communication skills. They prepare for careers in many forms of media, including TV, radio and the Internet. If you want a career where top-notch communication skills are an absolute must, this is the program you need.

Once you declare a communication major, you choose one of the three areas of emphasis or one concentration.


Communication majors at Wingate earn either a BS or BA degree. Students may also minor in communication. 


The Four Year Academic Plans are standard templates for how a degree can be completed in eight (8) consecutive Fall & Spring semesters.  There is varying flexibility in the exact course sequence depending upon individual student circumstances, major curriculum and course availability.  Students should consult with their Faculty Advisor for course sequencing, degree planning and other considerations.  Students are ultimately responsible for their degree planning.


The theory is only the beginning. Communication majors apply their studies to real work experience. In addition to regular courses, you’ll be matched with internships in areas such as public relations, journalism and mass media. You can also flex your new communication muscles at WUTV, the campus TV station. If writing’s your thing, try The Weekly Triangle, our student-led newspaper, or a multi-platform internship. Other career opportunities are available through Wingate University’s chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society. This support network for communication students is the National Association of Communication’s way of promoting you and the field.


Make the degree work for you. Graduates leave Wingate University well prepared for careers in editing and publishing, sports journalism, advertising, broadcasting, and media and public relations. Others apply their interpersonal, organizational and public speaking mastery to any number of possible positions.

My experience

Kim Holt stands in front of WSOC-TV


“Wingate is where I developed my love for writing. I love working with reporters to hone their writing skills and to work with them specifically on scripts, because I love writing, and that came from Wingate, from Dr. Sylvia Little(-Sweat), from Rachel Walker. They really, really taught me about the power of the word, the power of the written word, the power of the spoken word. I take it all back to Wingate for that. Also, I didn’t see it at the time, but being editor of The Triangle set me up perfectly for being a newscast producer. It translated beautifully.”

Kim Deese Holt, Class of 1988

See how Holt is using her skills to practice Journalism with a big J.