so special about the Communication Department at Hope College?
review by three leaders in the communication field,
Dr. Betsy Wackernagel Bach, Dr. Yahya Kamalipour,
and Dr. Martin Medhurst:
department has an outstanding
faculty, each member of which
holds the appropriate terminal degree from a
first-class research university.
The quality of the
faculty is superior
when compared to faculty at
most small, liberal
a small college, the curriculum is superb and provides
students with five different areas of study...there
is an appropriate combination of theory and practice
in each area."
commented that the faculty members were 'the best
on campus' because they 'push us' and 'like us
as people and as students.'"
department is housed in a beautiful new building
with state-of-the art facilities, enviable by any
The National Communication Association recognized the Hope College
Communication Department for its outstanding curriculum. This curriculum
integrates theory and practice and is used as a model by colleges and
- Enhance students' communication
knowledge/skills in interpersonal, small group, organizational, public,
and media settings.
- Prepare students for professional endeavors and
- Equip students for active involvement as educated and moral
citizens working for social justice in a democratic society
students gain the communication knowledge and skills to live a fulfilling
and healthy relational life.
Attention to Detail
- Small class size
- Dedicated faculty
- State-of-the-art facilities
- Hope College is ranked fourth in the nation
by U.S. News & World
Report for excellence in student-faculty research.
- Every year
since 2005 the Communication Department has had students nominated
to participate in the prestigious National
Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
What can a major
in communication do for me?
degree from the Hope College Communication Department provides
students with skills that are
in many walks of life. As a student, you will have opportunities
to learn how to communicate effectively and ethically,
participate in student media, conduct research, and apply your
coursework in internship experiences. You
will be well prepared for a wide variety of
in communication or graduate study. Some students
also combine Communication with a second major to prepare
in law, ministry, theatre promotion, or business.