The Communication Studies program explores the transformative nature of communication in relationships and prepares students to develop message strategies in an increasingly complex technological world. Our students learn the theories, tools and techniques to create effective communication in both personal and professional contexts. With strong critical thinking skills, communication majors are valued contributors in any organization. Students pursuing the communication education track will also earn 6-12 licensure to teach communication studies.

Career Opportunities

  • Consulting
  • Customer relations
  • Digital content creator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Missions
  • Management
  • Recruiter
  • Social media manager
  • Social services
  • Strategic planner
  • Teacher
  • Web content manager

What to Expect


Academic assistance is available for all students through Lee’s support services. Tutoring for specialized major classes may be requested.

Travel/Global Trips

Communication, Digital Media, and Public Relations Global Trips (various destinations) - previous destinations include Australia, Italy, Greece, and Ireland.




Students can seek membership in Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), American Advertising Federation – Lee University (ADFED), or Society for Collegiate Journalists


Each discipline awards one outstanding graduate prior to spring commencement. The entire department gives an honors award to the department’s most outstanding graduate.


Service-learning is embedded in various courses within the department.


Capstone courses offer students the opportunity to integrate their major with the university’s religion courses and shared core values of ethical action, redemptive service and responsible citizenship. These courses consider how faith relates to their anticipated professions, providing a bridge between academic studies and life beyond graduation.


The physical heart of the department is the Communication Arts Building. Constructed in 2014, this building houses unique spaces for all major programs. Communication, advertising, and public relations students enjoys interactive classrooms and seminar meeting spaces for study and project groups. 



Majors in this area may choose an internship from an ever-growing list of sites to put their learning into practice. To see the current list of internship opportunities, click here.

Student Media

Clarion: Lee’s award-winning student-run newspaper maintains a regular publishing schedule online and in print throughout the academic year. Paid and scholarship student editor positions are available each semester.

Vindagua: Lee’s award-winning magazine-style yearbook is published once each semester. Paid and scholarship student editor positions are available each semester.

Lee Update: Lee’s morning announcement show, launched in 2009. They film the week’s announcement videos, shown every Tuesday and Thursday in chapel. Students may participate as an anchor, writer, or other behind the scenes duties such as running teleprompter, cameras, and audio.

Story of My Life: Lee’s interview-style podcast that highlights the untold stories of Lee University.

Want a Scholarship?

Lee University offers a wide variety of scholarships for all our schools and programs.

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