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Bachelor of Science in Communication Degree

4 years

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Online & campus


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Register by: Dec 8, 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 degree equips you with speech and writing skills that can make you an asset in any organization — especially as a writer, reporter, public relations specialist or other communications professional. And since classes are just 5 weeks long, you can fit our communication program into your busy life.

  • Communications

  • Writing

  • Editing

  • Leadership

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A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

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Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for an online communications degree.

If you are located in Phoenix, this program may be offered as Blended. This means you’ll start at the Phoenix campus* to complete your general education courses, and then transition to online learning for your core program courses.

*During COVID-19, while campus is temporarily closed, your campus classes will be held virtually so you can get face-to-face learning at home.

What you'll learn

When you earn your on-campus* or online communications degree you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

You'll learn how to:

  • Integrate theories and best practices to determine communication strategies.
  • Develop communication plans for diverse purposes.
  • Evaluate strategies for implementing communication plans in a variety of environments.
  • Evaluate communication effectiveness for a variety of contexts.  ​

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Degree?

A communication program can prepare you to be a: 

  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Communication specialist
  • Media relations specialist
8 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for media and communication occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2020 and 2030.

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.


Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

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 undergraduate degree.

Up to $1 million in new scholarship opportunities this month.

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

Your prior credits can cover up to 75% of your bachelor’s degree to help you graduate in as little as a year.



Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

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

Real-world faculty


Average years of industry experience



85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix


Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in Communication degree

Communications studies can help you gain verbal, written and multimedia skills that improve how you get your point across, whether that’s while talking with coworkers (interpersonal communication) or as a communications specialist for your company (organizational communications). In this on-campus or online communications degree, you’ll learn communication theory and have opportunities to learn hands-on with projects, papers and assignments.

As a communications major, you’ll learn skills that could help you prepare to be an editor, copywriter, media relations specialist or other communications specialist. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, communication occupations are expected to grow 4% between 2019 and 2029.

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC, at and its predecessor, since 1978. 

Yes, you can choose to earn your Bachelor’s of Science in Communications degree in a completely online program that’s always on — 24/7/365. As a communications student in our online program, you’ll have all the support that comes with an on-campus course and greater flexibility in your schedule.

Our communications degree program is built from the ground up to help prepare you for a career in communications. Real-world faculty bring an average of 26 years of working experience to the classroom, and the support and flexible schedule our online degree program offers is designed to fit your busy life.

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While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.