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Bachelor of Science in Communication with Associate of Arts concentration in Communication
By selecting the en route associate degree option, you gain a resumé-building credential while working toward your bachelor’s degree. The associate program provides broad foundational knowledge in communication so you can add value to your career sooner. Find out from an Enrollment Representative how you can get started.
What you'll learn
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.
How to customize your degree
Our certificate option gives you the opportunity to build career skills early in your degree program, so you can leverage those new competencies in the workplace — even before you graduate. Best of all, choosing an en route certificate or degree won’t add more cost or time. For more information, select an option below.
En route associate degrees:
(Upon successful completion, you’ll earn both an associate and a bachelor’s degree.)
Make an informed choice
We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View the Bachelor of Science in Communication gainful employment disclosures (CA).
View the Bachelor of Science in Communication gainful employment disclosures (MA).
View the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Communications gainful employment disclosures.
How to afford your degree
Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
Make your work experience count
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with a representative to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
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How much will it cost?
Knowing your cost commitment up-front can help you successfully plan for your degree program.
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.
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Prior Learning Assessment
Learn about how you can fulfill some credit requirements from prior experience, professional training, licenses, certificates and transcripts from previously attended colleges and institutions.
Federal Financial Aid Plan
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
Need more information?
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
A school for 21st century thinkers
As a student in the College of Humanities, you’ll be required to examine and analyze many disciplines from a wide range of perspectives. These deep examinations help expand critical and creative thinking skills, improve the ability to organize data and help you to develop other aptitudes that can fit within many different work environments.
Small class sizes put the instructor’s focus on you
The average class size in our Communications courses is 12, our English classes have about 14 students. This allows the instructor the opportunity to focus on you. If you have a question, need additional instruction or want to run an idea past your instructor, our small class sizes work to your advantage.
Courses that align with today
The College of Humanities curricula are developed to reflect industry standards, as they apply to academic and workforce requirements. The coursework is updated in response to student assessment results and feedback from faculty to keep the course content relevant and aligned to today’s world.
Is this the right program for you?
Talk with an advisor about how the Bachelor of Science in Communication degree can help you sharpen your communications skills.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
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World class faculty provide a view into the working world
Because our faculty members are required to work in the fields they teach, in addition to holding a master’s degree or higher, they provide you with a view into how humanities fits into the working world.
Courses that align with today
The College of Humanities and Sciences curricula are developed to reflect industry standards, as they apply to academic and workforce requirements.