There are hundreds, if not thousands, “Communication majors” in U.S.
colleges and universities. What makes the Berry College Communication
major distinctive? Most of the advantages of a Berry COM major listed
below are not each individually unique to Berry. It is the
combination of all six that constitute the “Berry COM Edge.”
- OUR UNIQUE GOAL. Our aim is to prepare
our graduates for jobs and careers twenty years beyond graduation. We
reject the notion that we must provide our students with knowledge of
"this year’s" latest software program that will be history two years
- OUR UNIQUE BLEND OF THEORY AND
PRACTICE. Our major excels at blending theoretical principles of
communication with “hands-on” experience. Not only do our classes
incorporate “real world” experience exercises, but our department also
offers a vast array of opportunities through which majors can put into practice what they learn in
the classroom. Additionally, we offer numerous internship opportunities
and on-campus paid work opportunities.
- OUR FORWARD OUTLOOK.
Our faculty and staff constantly monitor future trends in communication
fields and figure out how to adapt our teaching to prepare majors for
these future changes. Our majors learn to communicate across
multiple platforms—print, video, internet, still-photography, speech,
etc. Our students will be
prepared to adapt their messages to mobile devices and future platforms.
- OUR COMMITMENT TO CORE PRINCIPLES. Although we
keep an eye on future trends, we remain committed to core, ethical
principles of communication: honesty, integrity, accuracy, fairness,
thorough and careful research, critical thinking and transparency.
These principles permeate all of our course instruction.
- OUR OUTSTANDING FACULTY AND STAFF. Our department
consists of an extraordinary group of faculty and staff dedicated to
serving our majors (and the college). What our brief faculty bios do not mention is
the vast amount of professional experience many have had in the media
industry prior to coming to Berry. Moreover, our faculty excel at
treating each major advisee with careful attention to the individual
major’s needs and goals. We consider our department - faculty, staff,
majors - a family.
- Our major
is an INTEGRAL PART OF THE TOTAL BERRY EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE. Berry is a
liberal arts college, and our major is firmly grounded in the tenets of
a liberal arts education. Our belief is: you need to have something
worth communicating if you want to learn how to communicate well. A
sound liberal arts education gives you the foundation for learning
what’s worth communicating.