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BA Communication

Trine University Student AchievementsThe Bachelor of Arts with a major in communication program prepares students to solve 21st century problems. The major offers two tracks:

  • Public Relations and Corporate Communication
  • New Media Production

Public relations and corporate communication focuses on strategic communication to build relationships between organizations and their audiences. In new media production, reworks journalism for our digital age by satisfying society's compulsive need for instant information.

The Experience

In communication, you take solid theoretical preparation and learn how to use it in hands-on situations.

While taking coursework in new media production, students practice what they learn in class through both off-campus internships and on-campus media practica such as working with our campus radio station, WEAXOpens in new window.

Students in public relations will be involved through courses in developing PR campaigns and can participate in event promotions within the department with the Humanities SymposiaOpens in new window, Drama ClubOpens in new window, and the Overlooked Film FestivalOpens in new window. To learn more about projects communications participate in, check out TrineHAC.comOpens in new window.

The Results

Communication majors lead, succeed, and thrive in their careers because of their strong theoretical knowledge and practical experience. They shape the future by safeguarding the interchange of information and transforming public opinion.

Additional Information

When seeking an internship in the Communication field, the possibilities are seemingly endless. These are just a few internships our students have held:

  • 88.3 WEAX, Angola, IN**
  • ACRES Land Trust, Huntertown, IN
  • AGS Capital, LLC, Indianapolis, IN
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Angola Chamber of Commerce, Angola, IN
  • Ashley Industrial Molding, Ashley, IN
  • Community Action of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Drug Free Steuben County, Angola, IN
  • Herald Republican, Angola, IN Fort Wayne
  • Freedom Football, Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Fort Wayne Tin Caps, Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Girls, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • Indiana Dunes National Park
  • Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Majic 95.1 WAJI, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Michigan International Speedway
  • Monster World Wide
  • Trine University Career Services, Angola, IN**
  • Trine University Office of Student Life, Angola, IN**
  • WKFS Clear Channel Radio, Cincinnati, OH

**Internship occurred on the campus of Trine University

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in communication students have career possibilities that include:

  • Public Relations Manager or Consultant
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Special Event Planner or Publicist
  • Director of Corporate Communications
  • Newscaster or Sports Announcer
  • Reporter or Editor
  • Director of Sports Information
  • Media Account Manager
  • Director of Development
  • Webmaster or Web Designer
  • Radio Station Manager
  • Media Buyer
  • Professional Fundraiser
  • Community Affairs Coordinator
  • Communication Professor
  • Press Secretary or Spokesperson
  • Alumni Relations Coordinator
  • Public Information Officer
  • Blogger
  • Communications Consultant
  • Non-profit Communication Director
  • Video Producer or Editor 
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment