Online Communications Degree
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The Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree completion program is designed for busy, working students who have life experience relevant to the communication profession. Courses are held in five- and eight-week modules and transfer credit from other regionally accredited institutions is welcomed. The program focuses on understanding communication concepts, analyzing and critiquing texts, improving academic and professional writing skills, mastering oral presentation capabilities and utilizing media technologies. Building upon a liberal arts curriculum, classes integrate practical, hands-on experience and research into the coursework.
The online communications degree program requires 120 semester hours, including 37 semester hours within the major. Courses completed at regionally accredited colleges or universities are considered for articulation into AU credits.
AU Online accepts students into the adult degree completion program who have two years demonstrated work experience, military services, or other relevant adult responsibilities and 15 semester hours of transferable college credit with a GPA of 2.0 or higher*. Transfer credit from regionally accredited universities and community colleges is welcomed. Students are required to submit all transcripts from previously attended institutions. Contact us today for an evaluation of prior college credit.
*Individual circumstances may be reviewed by your admission counselor.
Aurora University has a strong network of alumni in the communications professions. The BA in Communications program will provide you with a strong foundation in the liberal arts and prepare you for a wide variety of careers in fields such as public relations, corporate communications, journalism, web, media and graphic design, business and much more.
IDS3810 Professional Ethics (4 hours)
COM1500 Introduction to Human Communication (4 hours)
COM2100 Media and Society (4 hours)
COM2200 Writing for Communication (4 hours)
COM2850 Introduction to Visual Communication (4 hours)
COM4990 Senior Seminar in Communication (3 hours)
Electives (15 hours)
Once your degree is completed, then what? Check out more information about the different careers in communications.