Online Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Explore the complex role of human communication in everyday life while enhancing your ability to convey messages in personal relationships and workplaces and out of the workplace with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in communication. Ranked as one of the top five most sought-after skills by employers in all job markets, an online communication degree is ideal for students interested in humanities and qualitative research within the workplace.
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 an online communication degree?
This online BA in communication is a liberal arts degree with a social science focus. This program is ideal for students interested in the humanities side of communication, as well as qualitative research methods including:
- Focus groups.
- Participant observation.
As a student pursuing this communication degree, you’ll gain the skills needed to understand, analyze and respond to communication problems and opportunities. You’ll study interpersonal and workplace communication through a variety of learning modalities that incorporate and reflect faculty research. You’ll also be prepared to pursue careers that require strong oral and written communication skills, critical thinking skills and research capabilities.
Is a BA in communication a good degree?
Yes. Offered through the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, the BA in communication equips you with the knowledge and experience needed for careers in a wide range of job markets. The Princeton Review ranks a degree in communication as the second-best college major. Additionally, the 2018 National Association of Colleges and Employers survey found that the knowledge and skills taught in communication courses are essential for employment.
Additionally, this bachelor’s degree can be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a master’s degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master's degrees include:
Online communication degree courses
In this online communication degree, you’ll complete courses across various communication topic areas, such as interpersonal communication, intercultural and global communication, conflict and negotiation, gender and communication, civil communication and more. You’ll also organize your studies around two areas: communication and healthy relating and workplace, organizational and leadership communication. Program courses include:
COM 100: Introduction to Human Communication (SB)
COM 207: Introduction to Communication Inquiry
COM 225: Public Speaking (L)
COM 308: Advanced Research Methods in Communication (L)
COM 407: Advanced Critical Methods in Communication
What can I do with a BA in communication?
The ability to communicate well with others individually and across groups is one of the most sought after skills by employers in all job markets. This online communication degree prepares you for careers that require effective communication skills, research capabilities and critical thinking within a variety of fields. Potential career paths include, but are not limited to:
Online communication degree admission requirements
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).
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