communications degree online

Online Bachelor of Arts in Communication

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The Bachelor of Arts in Communication adult 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.

Program Requirements

The online communication degree program requires 120 semester hours, including 40 semester hours within the major. Courses completed at regionally accredited colleges or universities are considered for articulation into AU credits.

Admission Requirements

  • Two (2) years demonstrated work experience, military service or other relevant adult responsibilities
  • 15 semester hours of transferable college or university credit from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale*
  • Transcripts (official, sealed in envelope) from all previously attended colleges and/or universities

*Individual circumstances may be reviewed by your admission counselor.


Aurora University has a strong network of alumni in the communication professions. The BA in Communication 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 communication, journalism, web, media and graphic design, business and much more.

Once your degree is completed, then what? Check out more information about the different careers in communication.

Course Details

COM1550 Professional Communication – 4 hours
COM2150 Human Relationships & Interactions – 4 hours
COM2200 Writing for Communication – 4 hours
COM2850 Introduction to Visual Communication – 4 hours
COM3200 Persuasion & Consumer Culture – 4 hours
COM4990 Communication Project Management – 4 hours
Electives - 16 hours

Course details are based on information available at the time of publication. Specific program requirements are subject to change.

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