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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Communication Degree

4 years

Approx. program length

120

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date: You have 8-10 opportunities a year to beginstart this degree. View start dates Pick a date to begin

Register by: Mar 3, 2021

Overview

4 years

Approx. program length

120

Total credits

$398

Cost per credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date: You have 8-10 opportunities a year to beginstart this degree. View start dates Pick a date to begin

Register by: Mar 3, 2021

No matter where you work, being able to get your ideas across and convincing others to see your point of view is a valuable skill. Our Bachelor of Science in Communication equips you with speech and writing skills that can make you an asset in any organization. And since classes are just 5 weeks long, you can fit them into your busy life.

You'll learn how to:

  • Apply theoretical communication concepts to real-world situations

  • Use multimedia in interpersonal, intercultural and organizational settings

  • Evaluate communication effectiveness in the workplace

  • Recognize the legal implications of all types of communication

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for the Bachelor of Science in Communication.

What you'll learn

When you earn your on-campus or online Bachelor of Science in Communication, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Strategies for communicating to small groups or mass audiences
  • Verbal, nonverbal, listening and conflict resolution skills
  • Skills for effective intercultural communication
  • Ethical implications of mass communication
  • Communication law

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a bachelor’s degree in communication?

A BSCOM can prepare you to be an: 

  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Communication specialist
  • Media relations specialist
4 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for media and communication occupations is projected to be average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$398

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved  $11k and 1 year on their undergratuate degree.

Up to $1 million a month in available scholarships
Apply for one of 400 scholarship opportunities this month.

Credit transfer made easy
Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Get credit for what you already know
Earn your degree without starting from scratch. Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

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Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

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