Online Bachelor of Science in Communication
Learn how to analyze and respond to complex issues within relationships, workplaces and communities with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in communication degree. Gain a solid foundation in effective communication skills that will transfer across a variety of careers.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What will I learn in a BS in communication degree?
A communication degree equips you with the foundational skills necessary for success at all levels within your career. In this BS in communication, you’ll learn how communication impacts every facet of your daily life. You’ll also acquire the ability to write clear, compelling and persuasive arguments and master the skills needed to think strategically through complex communication issues. Additionally, you’ll develop a range of skills, including:
- Critical thinking and problem-solving.
- Implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion into your personal and work life experiences.
- Leadership and conflict management.
- Management of interpersonal relationships.
- Oral and written communication.
- Teamwork and collaboration.
Are communication majors in demand?
Yes, communication majors are in demand. In fact, communication is ranked as one of the top five most sought-after career skills in a variety of industries.
With a BS in communication degree, you’ll enter the workforce with skills that are highly valued by top employers and necessary in implementing communication plans in all job markets.
What is the difference between a BA and a BS in communication?
Both a BA and BS in communication emphasize social science and critical thinking with regard to human communication. However, the research and coursework required for these two programs differ.
Communication degree courses
You’ll complete courses covering a variety of communication topics, including conflict and negotiation, leadership in group communication, gender and communication, training and development and more. You’ll also gain a greater understanding of relational communication, persuasion and social influence.
COM 408: Quantitative Research Methods in Communication
COM 308: Advanced Research Methods in Communication (L)
COM 225: Public Speaking (L)
COM 250: Communication and the Workplace (SB)
COM 410: Interpersonal Communication Theory and Research (SB)
COM 450: Organizational Communication (SB)
COM 110: Elements of Interpersonal Communication (SB)
COM 310: Relational Communication (SB)
What can I do with a communication degree?
As a graduate with a communication degree, you’ll bring strong writing, critical thinking and presentation skills to the job market. You’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to work in a wide range of industries, such as government, education, health care, human resources and marketing. Career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
A respected school for liberal arts
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware critical thinkers and global citizens.