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Geneva College Approves New Communication Design Major

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(BEAVER FALLS, PA) – The Geneva College Board of Trustees approved a new major of study called Communication Design that is accepting students for the fall 2019 semester. Communication Design students will study communication theory alongside courses in art practices supported by apprenticeship and internship opportunities.

Combining the practical application of artwork with training in communication strategy, Geneva’s Communication Design program focuses on accessible design, equipping students for creative roles in industries such as health care, software development and events planning.

Assistant Professor Joel S. Ward, PhD, of Geneva’s Communication Department says, “Our communication design program situates design thinking soundly within a well-established communication curriculum. Students study human communication alongside art practices including illustration, graphics, sculpture, speech and events.”

The B.A. in Communication Design requires students to earn 64 credits in required major courses and to take Geneva’s core curriculum to reach a total of 120 credits. The Communication Department now offers three majors: Communication Design, Communication Disorders (Speech Pathology) and Communication with concentrations in Integrated Media, Professional Writing or Public Relations. More information is available at

Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor. Offering over 115 traditional undergraduate majors and programs, fully online Adult Degree Programs and high-demand graduate degrees, Geneva’s programs are recognized for their high quality. U.S. News & World Report ranks Geneva as a Top Three Best Value Regional University with one of the top engineering programs in the nation. Adhering to the truth of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God’s Word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today’s world.
Mar 19, 2019