- Phoenix, United States
- Program Type:
- Full Degree
- Degree Level:
- Communications & Journalism, Communications & Journalism
- Program Description:
What an Interpersonal and Human Relations Emphasis Includes
Even in the technology-rich economy of the 21st century, much of our success is still based in effective collaboration and communication between people. In every field human interaction is unavoidable, and our world is in need of professionals who can navigate this interaction throughout different contexts. This Bachelor of Arts degree in Interpersonal Communications and Human Relations is designed to teach students to leverage specific interpersonal skills in order to facilitate productive communication.
The Skills You Will Develop as an Interpersonal Communications Major
Throughout the program, students will develop advanced skills in nonverbal and verbal communication analysis, relational communication, leadership, group communication, speech communication, social influence and conflict negotiation. Students will be prepared to utilize these skills in a variety of different contexts and even to train others in these skills. Courses cover how to facilitate communication across different cultures and how to carry these skills over into digital or online settings.
Christian principals are integrated throughout the program to determine how we can base our communication behaviors in a biblical worldview. Classes in the interpersonal communications and human relations BA program go beyond the theoretical and allows students to enact communication concepts in professional and relational situations.
Throughout the program, students will:
Analyze negative communication patterns within interpersonal relationships
Examine how individual behaviors express norms and values
Evaluate the effectiveness and ethics of verbal and nonverbal communication behaviors
Learn to teach these skills to create effective communication behaviors in organizations, families and a variety of other interpersonal contexts
What You Can Do With an Interpersonal Communication and Human Relations BA Degree
Since the communications BA degree in interpersonal and human relations covers a wide breadth of topics, students are prepared for a variety of different careers across many industries. Graduates of this program are qualified for jobs in fields such as:
Advocacy or civil rights
Management and leadership
Public or social media relations
Graduates will also have a strong foundation to pursue careers which require them to attend graduate school or obtain licensure. With further study, graduates will be prepared to pursue careers such as social work, law or counseling.
Additional Program Information
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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