Recognize, Analyze & Create

Develop your abilities to create and present clear and concise messages while viewing the interactions among language, technology and images in new ways.

Why Communication at Houghton?

Houghton’s Communication major is one of the largest programs at the college and with good reason. In a fast-paced, media-saturated society awash with information, the ability to create and present clear and concise messages has never been more important.

Flexible Curriculum

The Communication major is built around a core set of classes that provides students with both the theoretical understanding and the applied skills they will need whatever their career. From there, Communication majors go on to study in one of three areas of concentration.

Prepare for your future

Whether one seeks a career in broadcasting, journalism, public relations, advertising, government service, community development, law, business, teaching or the ministry, the ability to create and present clear and concise messages has never been more important.

Experienced faculty

Led by accessible faculty members with years of professional experience, communication at Houghton is an interdisciplinary program that helps students become competent communicators.

Careers in Communication

A degree in communication from Houghton University provides opportunities for a variety of fulfilling careers

What They’re Doing

  • Advertising account executive
  • College administration
  • Editors
  • Feature journalists for an NPR affiliate
  • Film producer
  • High school teachers
  • Human Resources Director
  • Journalists
  • Librarians
  • Marketing managers
  • Media manager for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Newspaper editors
  • Non-profit administration
  • Pastor
  • Politicians
  • Public relations
  • Radio positions
  • Sports marketing/promotions
  • Technical writer
  • Television news director
  • Television sports anchor
  • Web designer
  • Youth minister

Grad Schools Attended

  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston University
  • DePaul University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Regent University
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Syracuse University
  • Trinity Lutheran Seminary
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rochester
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Southern California – Annenburg School for
  • Communication
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Vermont
  • Wayne State University
  • Wheaton College
  • William & Mary

Faculty & Staff

Mark Borchert

Professor of Business and Communication; Director MBA Program
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Ryann Cooley

Professor of Digital Media and Photography; Chair, Department of Art
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Douglas Gaerte

Professor of Communication
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David Huth

Professor of Visual Communication and Media Arts
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Madison Murphy

Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Visual Communication
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Molly Spear

Academic Departments Coordinator
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Paul Young

Dean of Education and Psychology; Dean of Management and Creative Arts; Professor of Psychology
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