Online Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Enhance your ability to communicate – one of the most highly sought after skills by employers in all job markets – in and out of the workplace in this online communication degree.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
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?
The online bachelor’s 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. These include interviewing, focus groups, participant observation, and ethnography.
As a student pursuing a degree in communication, 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 the research of Arizona State University’s Hugh Downs School of Human Communication faculty. And you’ll 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?
A BA in communication is a great degree! The online BA in communication is offered through the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, an internationally recognized school for scholarly excellence in the study of communication. The Princeton Review ranks a degree in communication as the second-best college major. And the 2018 National Association of Colleges and Employers survey found that the knowledge and skills taught in communication courses are essential for being hired.
How quickly can you finish an online communication degree?
The online BA in communication can be completed in eight semesters or two years.
Will my communication degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Online communication degree courses
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 select from one of two areas to focus your studies: communication and healthy relating or workplace, organizational and leadership communication. The communication and healthy relating concentration is ideal for students interested in careers in social services, human resources management, counseling and other helping professions. The workplace, organizational and leadership concentration is designed for students interested in continuing their studies in graduate school and/or careers in business, event planning, marketing, social media, technology and more.
COM 310: Relational Communication (SB)
COM 250: Communication and the Workplace (SB)
COM 110: Elements of Interpersonal Communication (SB)
COM 410: Interpersonal Communication Theory and Research (SB)
COM 450: Organizational Communication (SB)
COM 100: Introduction to Human Communication (SB)
COM 207: Introduction to Communication Inquiry
COM 225: Public Speaking (L)
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. The online communication degree will prepare you for careers that require effective communication skills, research capabilities, and critical thinking within a variety of fields. Potential career paths include:
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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