Online classes start December 8. Apply by November 23.   APPLY NOW
Close popup

Program Overview

Curriculum / Courses

  • + COM 210 -Foundations of Communication
  • This course will provide an overview of the present state of the field of communication that is anchored in a biblical worldview. By paying attention to important communication terminology, historical developments, and key communication scholars and journals, students will recognize how communication can be used to serve others.
  • + COM 220 -Global Communication
  • This course introduces students to global communication by exploring issues related to intercultural communication practices from a biblical perspective. It examines the important role of social, cultural, and historical context in human interactions.
  • + COM 250 -Interpersonal Communication
  • This course focuses on the importance of interpersonal communication and the common barriers that confound relationships such as culture, conflict, gender, and perception of differences. Students will evaluate current connections from a Christian worldview and from that foundation identify strategies for strengthening personal and professional influences for mission/vision-minded goals.
  • + COM 330 -Culturally Intelligent Leadership and Teamwork
  • This course provides students with a basic overview of conflict resolution. The history, methods, and theory of conflict resolution will be explored. In addition, strategies in competitive versus collaborative negotiation will be examined in the context of culture and a Christian worldview.
  • + COM 330 -Culture and Conflict Management
  • This course provides students with a basic overview of conflict resolution. The history, methods, and theory of conflict resolution will be explored. In addition, strategies in competitive versus collaborative negotiation will be examined in the context of culture and a Christian worldview.
  • + COM 346 -Communication for Social Change
  • This course examines how individuals and groups use media, with an emphasis on social media, to accomplish social change. Students will explore communication theory and how it applies to the historical and current use of media to inspire followers, engage participants, and construct persuasive media campaigns that affect policy change. As part of the course, students will have the opportunity to design a social media campaign that raises awareness for a social justice issue. Prerequisite: COM 131
  • + COM 350 -Cross Cultural Leadership and Teamwork
  • This course examines effective leadership and teamwork communication across cultures. What may be understood as effective or valued in one cultural context may not be effective or valued in another. Exploring biblical leadership and teamwork characteristics and key reasons for differences provides students with a framework for communicating and leading in a diverse world.
  • + COM 350 -Culturally Intelligent Leadership and Teamwork
  • Designed as an introduction to the principles of small group communication, Cultural Intelligent Leadership and Teamwork provides a foundation for understanding teams and groups. Activities will allow students to experience the challenge of learning how to improve their group communication skills through participation. Exploring biblical characteristics of leadership and teamwork will provide students with a framework for communicating and effectively leading in a diverse world.
  • + COM 360 -History of Communication
  • This course will provide a survey of various ways to organize the history of communication. Specifically, this course will emphasize major communication technologies and their impact on culture, society, and the church.
  • + COM 370 -Crisis Communication
  • This course introduces students to the field of crisis communication. The course will explore through the use of case studies both internal and external as well as reactive and proactive models to crisis communication.
  • + COM 410 -Communication Ethics
  • Communicating in interpersonal, group or organizational, intercultural, or professional settings opens the door to ethical issues. This course will aid the student in the consideration of ethical issues in communication from a biblical and theological perspective.
  • + COM 420 -Public Relations
  • (Prerequisite: Global Communication) This course provides an introduction to public relations and its role in American society. Basic principles and theories are reviewed and the communications planning process is examined. Students will explore current issues and trends and analyze the ethical issues from both a legal and biblical perspective. Case studies will be utilized and discussed. In addition, the student will learn public relations writing skills and prepare a public relations plan. The course will serve as a foundation for those interested in a career in public relations as well as provide a helpful overview of the practice for those planning careers in other fields.
  • + COM 498 -Global Communications Capstone
  • This course serves as a capstone course for Grace Online BS degrees. The purpose of this course is for students to synthesize their learning and focus their ideas on a practical application of their ideas in a local community in the context of their degree program.
  • + MKT 265 -Social Media Marketing
  • This course will use a biblical framework to determine and guide the identification and use of this rapidly changes media. Students will develop engagement strategies using social media to advance the mission and vision of the organization by creating customer profiles in social media marketing. In addition to the identification of alternative social media platforms, this class will explore various engagement options to ensure cultural awareness. in advancing a marketing strategy.
  • + PSY 383 -Studies in Research Statistics
  • This course is an introduction to fundamental constructs of statistics as they are applied to research. Learners are introduced to core concepts, including: sampling, reliability and validity, descriptive and inferred statistics, hypothesis formulation, statistical significance, confidence intervals, interpretation of research, common statistical tests, and ANOVA computations. Learners will also become familiar with software for statistical computing and graphics.
  • + HUM 233 -Cultural Diversity
  • This course is an exploration of cultural diversity and multiculturalism from a Christian faith perspective. This course provides a process to understand and practice cultural diversity competence.  It is designed to initiate and provide ongoing preparation for effective interaction with everyone in our culturally diverse world.  Growth in these skills equips individuals with the social graces needed to form bonds of mutual trust that will bridge the differences that ordinarily divide people.

WHAT STUDENTS LOVE

No Residency Requirements Logo
100% Online Logo
No Application Fee Logo
14 to 1 Student to Instructor Ratio
Accelerated Program
Low Tuition Rates
No Residency Requirements Logo
100% Online Logo
No Application Fee Logo
14 to 1 Student to Instructor Ratio
Accelerated Program
Low Tuition Rates

COMMON CAREERS

  • Public Relations 
  • Social Media Managers 
  • Communication Directors 
  • Sales
  • Hospitality
  • Business Leadership 
  • Marketing 
  • Event Planner 
  • Journalism 
  • Politics / Public Service 
  • Cultural Advisor 
  • International Non-Profit 
  • Advocacy Groups and Ministries

CONCENTRATIONS

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Marketing
  • Ministry

THE MORE YOU KNOW

Our Mission Icon

OUR MISSION

Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.

Core Values Icon

OUR CORE VALUES

Bible Centered

Grace Theology

Ministry Focused

Transformational Relationships

Our Vision Icon

OUR VISION

To be a vibrant University exalting Jesus Christ, preparing culturally intelligent students for diverse careers in the global marketplace.

Statement of Faith Icon

STATEMENT OF FAITH

 A statement of the doctrinal position to which the Board, Administration, and Faculty of Grace Christian University are committed.

I was very intimidated about returning back to school. As a mother of four, working two jobs, & volunteering in our community, I thought it would be impossible to complete my education. The flexibility of the online classes has been, by far, one of the greatest choices I have ever made.

Lauren Cranmer, Student

- Mother of Four Completes Degree Online