College of Humanities and Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Communication

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Building effective communication skills is essential, whether you're interacting with colleagues, management, vendors, the public or the media. Our Bachelor of Science in Communication can help you hone the different types of skills you'll need to exchange ideas and information across a variety of channels—whether it's with one person or many audiences. Learn more about this degree program by contacting an Enrollment Representative today.

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. View general requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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The Bachelor of Science in Communication (BS/COM) degree program is designed to develop knowledge and skills for effective communication in a variety of public and private work environments. The program was created specifically to build upon personal and professional communication experiences. The BS/COM degree enhances the communication skills necessary for the development of professional competence and values; critical thinking and problem solving; information utilization; and collaboration. The curriculum focuses on the development of core communication competencies. It emphasizes theory and application in the domains of interpersonal, small group, organizational, mass communication, culture, and communication technology. Specific areas of focus include business communication, diversity, intercultural communication, conflict resolution, legal and ethical issues, media, and future trends in communication technology.
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In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Humanities and Sciences graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

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Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Humanities and Sciences graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Communication program.

Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.

Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.

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Tuition (per credit) for 100/200-level courses $415.0
Tuition (per credit) for 300/400-level courses $415.0
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Resource fee $140.0
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