Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Bachelor of Arts in Communication
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Communication is the cornerstone of success in today’s interconnected world. From effective persuasion, to improving interpersonal relationships, to critiquing a public statement, there are highly valuable and sought-after skills that you can gain by studying communication.

In this program, students will study the practice of public speaking, interpersonal communication, public relations, and argument, and at the same time integrate the theory and research methods that form the basis for these effective strategies. Graduates will be prepared for roles in a wide range of industries and job categories. If they so choose, students can apply the skills learned in this degree program to graduate study in business, public relations, political science, law and more.

What is a Communication Degree?

Communication is an excellent major for students interested in working with people and groups in a variety of fields.  Communication majors are professionally desirable because they have excellent critical-thinking, listening, and writing abilities.  They are concerned with understanding society and improving social institutions and the well-being of individuals.


Is a degree in Communication right for me?

In our digital age, success in business and industry requires a sophisticated understanding of the communication process.  Graduates with a BA in communication are well prepared for many different career options because they understand the nuances that are critical to communication.  Positions in human resource management, as well as marketing and public relations, require effective communication skills.  Communication students are well prepared for advanced study in such areas as law and business because of the critical thinking skills they develop along with the more practical speaking and writing skills at the core of a communication major.

Bachelor of Communication Program Highlights

  • 100% online
  • Asynchronous coursework
  • Transfer up to 90 applicable credit hours to graduate faster
  • Pursue a well-rounded, flexible curriculum
  • Students can adjust their courseload between part-time and full-time
  • All courses led by faculty with direct industry experience
  • Enroll in the spring, summer, or fall semesters
  • Affordable tuition rates and available financial aid
  • UC is proud to be Quality Matters Certified

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By the numbers

Your earning potential is greatly affected by your level of education. Those holding a bachelor's degree earn nearly 30% more per week than those with an associate degree.
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"Occupations that typically require a bachelor's degree for entry are projected to have millions of openings each year, on average, from 2016 to 2026."
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