Online Bachelor of Science in Communication

The Bachelor of Science in communication program will teach you how communication processes create, maintain, and transform identities, workplaces, and communities.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

Details

As a BS in communication student, you'll have the opportunity to enroll in some of our communication electives, which are geared toward providing you with conceptual knowledge as well as practical skills to successfully manage communication issues in the context of contemporary workplaces. These courses cover a variety of topics, including business and professional communication; leadership, persuasion, and social influence; conflict and negotiation; intercultural communication in the global marketplace; the impact of gender, race, and class on communication; and training and development. We offer students foundational knowledge of communication theories and research methods with courses that will provide you with the tools to understand, analyze, and respond to communication problems and opportunities in a variety of contexts, including workplace teams and community, civic, and cultural groups.

As a graduate of this program, you'll be equipped to pursue a career in sales, human resource management, public relations, event planning, nonprofit management, and a host of careers in which critical thinking, statistics and research, and effective communication skills are central components. Others may choose to pursue graduate degrees in communication or related areas including law and business.

Featured courses


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 259: Communication in Business and the Professions


COM 430: Leadership in Group Communication


COM 316: Gender and Communication (SB & C)


COM 453: Communication Training and Development


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Communication have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

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 %
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

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

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

Prestigious faculty

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

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

Admission requirements

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).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. 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 earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. 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.

The largest and more diverse college at ASU

ASU’s 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.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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