Communication Studies

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or minor in Communications Studies helps students understand the process and appreciate the art and science of connecting in a meaningful way with one another.

At Olivet, students combine communication theory with Christian principles in the classroom, and put those skills into practice everywhere from the office to the stage in a variety of careers.

Communication Studies and Minors

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or minor in Communications Studies will help you understand the process and appreciate the art and science of connecting in a meaningful way with one another. 

Because this major requires only 36 credit hours, you may choose to double major in another area of interest like English, Writing, Business, Intercultural Studies, a foreign language or Christian Ministry.

Leadership Studies

The minor in leadership studies is an interdisciplinary academic program, which is the perfect complement to any major. Whether in schools, homes, churches, businesses or government, there is an increased need of transformational, servant leadership.

The leadership studies minor provides students the confidence and skills needed to meet our world’s greatest needs through strong leadership capabilities.



Department of Communication >


Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. This honor society exists to encourage the development and reward the accomplishments of those in the communications program. LPH has more than 500 active chapters nationwide.

National Communication Association

Request Info

Learn why Olivet’s dedication to faith and integrity have earned its rank as Illinois's number one Christian university.


Campus Visit

We offer several different ways for you to visit our beautiful campus! Whether you visit in person or online, choose a personalized visit or energetic event day, we want to show you all that Olivet has to offer.

Start your Visit

Apply to Olivet

It all starts here! We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. All completed applications receive equal consideration.

Apply now

Take The Next Step

Apply Today

Ready to take the next step? Applying takes only a few minutes and is a great way to get the ball rolling. It helps us know you are serious about college — and considering Olivet. We will take it from there!

Apply Today

Visit Online

Explore campus with an online tour and set up a virtual meeting with your admissions counselor. Of course, you will want to come to campus as soon as possible, but our online visit should help you in the meantime.

Begin Online Visit

Schedule a Visit

Excited to experience more? We’d love to plan a personalized visit just for you. Click below and we’ll schedule a time for you to travel to Olivet, take a campus tour, meet your admissions counselor and visit with a professor.

Schedule your Visit