The core professional degree for a communication career

The Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies is offered in an online format, which has the same degree requirements and faculty as the on-ground format. Our online program provides students the opportunity to actively participate in a diverse and dynamic learning community, while they complete their degrees in their free time via modern technologies.

"Business leaders and top CEO’s consistently say good communication is the top skill they expect and desire from their employees. Our programs help students develop strong  public speaking, interviewing, strategic communication planning, and writing skills."

~Ann E Strahle

Program Facts

32 Total Credits
On-Campus & Online
Earn your degree on-campus or online, to fit your flexible schedule.
16 - 24 Months
Accommodates the Schedules of Working Professionals
Career Outlook
Human relations, public relations and journalism, and utilizing practical skills in digital photography, video and web production and radio

Our Bachelor's online degree in Communication program

Instruct the student in general communication theory and technology.

Provide the student with an opportunity for more intensive study in a specific area of communication

Ensure the student can apply knowledge of general communication theory and technology to specific social problems

Program Deliverables

  • Understanding Media, Media Writing, Digital Media, Mass Media, Media Criticism, Multimedia Reporting
  • Oral Communication, Speech & Debate I & II
  • Human Sexualities, Dating and Relating, Gender Communication
  • Photography I & II, Photojournalism & Photo Documentary: Storytelling in Images
  • Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Business and Managerial Communication
  • Public Affairs Reporting
  • Digital 3D Modeling, Advertising, Persuasion
  • Audio Production, Radio & Radio Practicum
  • Voice and Movement, Acting, Directing for the Theatre
  • Media and Social Change, Media Law And Ethics
  • Visual Storytelling and Reporting
  • Journalism, Entrepreneurial Journalism, Advanced Visual Field Reporting
  • Public Relations, Writing for Public Relations, Public Relations in Organizations
  • Feature Writing, Editing, Social Media
  • Computer-Mediated Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Family Communication
  • Intercultural Communication, Interracial Communication
  • The Beatles: Popular Music and Society
  • Digital Media: Print, Web, Typography, Animation
  • Fake News and Fact-Checking, Global Media
  • Interviewing, Conflict Management, Communication Ethics
  • Comm Research in Action
  • Political Communication in the United States
  • Graduate Study & Research Methods in Communication
  • Communication Theory, Organizational Communication Theory
  • Meaning And Social Structure, Social and Cultural Effects of Mass Media, Women and Media
  • New Technologies in Electronic Media
  • Interactive/Multimedia Technologies
  • Film and Culture: A Global Perspective
  • Communication, Culture, and Power

Communication B.A online curriculum

Courses help students improve their skills in writing, speaking, and understanding the messages of others in individual, group, and mass media contexts. To accomplish these goals, the curriculum addresses the theoretical, critical, and technical aspects of communication.

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