Online Bachelor of Science in Communication

Learn how communication processes create, maintain and transform identities, workplaces, and communities in this online communication degree. Gain a solid foundation in effective communication, critical thinking and analysis -- valuable career skills that transfer across a variety of job industries and fields.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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A degree in communications, a lifetime of opportunity

The online communication degree will allow you to better understand how communication impacts your daily life as well as your relationships and the world around you. You will acquire the ability to write clear, compelling and persuasive arguments and master the necessary skills to think strategically through complex communication issues and implement communication plans. You will enter the workforce with communication skills that are highly sought after by top employers.

A communication degree equips with you the foundational skills necessary for success at all levels within your career. In fact, strong communication skills can set you apart from the crowd. Graduates with a communication degree bring critical thinking and problem-solving skills, teamwork and collaboration skills, oral and written communication skills, a strong work ethic and leadership potential to the workplace.

Communication classes

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 308: Advanced Research Methods in Communication (L)


COM 207: Introduction to Communication Inquiry


COM 408: Quantitative Research Methods in Communication


COM 319: Persuasion and Social Influence (SB)


COM 225: Public Speaking (L)


COM 430: Leadership in Group Communication


COM 316: Gender and Communication (SB & C)


COM 453: Communication Training and Development


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 can expect to find a career within the industry that interests you most; from government and nonprofit work to education, health care, human resources, marketing, management and more.

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)


Growth: 14.5 %
Salary: $53,940

Community Health Worker


Growth: 18.1 %
Salary: $38,370

Community Specialist


Growth: 13.2 %
Salary: $41,570

Compliance Manager


Growth: 8.0 %
Salary: $105,610

Entertainer


Growth: 8.1 %
Salary: *

Green Marketer


Growth: 5.5 %
Salary: $106,130

Medical and Health Services Manager


Growth: 20.5 %
Salary: $98,350

Public Relations Manager (PR Manager)


Growth: 10.4 %
Salary: $111,280

Public Relations Specialist


Growth: 8.8 %
Salary: $59,300

Learn from distinguished communicators from many industries

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to accomplished students and faculty members. The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication is home to some of the nation’s top scholars in the study of Interpersonal, Organizational and Intercultural Communication, Rhetoric, and Performance Studies, as well as Health Communication, Strategic Communication and New Media.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Learn from distinguished communicators from many industries

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to accomplished students and faculty members. The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication is home to some of the nation’s top scholars in the study of Interpersonal, Organizational and Intercultural Communication, Rhetoric, and Performance Studies, as well as Health Communication, Strategic Communication and New Media.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Application requirements for your bachelor of communication

I am a future
You are considered a freshman 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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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