When you pursue your bachelor’s degree in communication, you’ll work on developing verbal, written and multimedia skills. These skills can help you improve how you get your point across, whether that’s while talking with coworkers (interpersonal communication) or as a communication specialist for your company (organizational communication). You’ll also learn about theories of effective communication and have opportunities to demonstrate your skills through hands-on projects, papers and assignments.
Other notable topics covered in our communication degree program include:
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Yes, you can choose to earn your Bachelor of Science in Communication degree in a completely online program that’s always on — 24/7/365. As a student in our online communication degree program, you’ll have all the support that comes with an on-campus course and greater flexibility in your schedule.
Our bachelor’s in communication is a two-part program that gives you a well-rounded education on multiple facets of effective communication.
The first half of your core courses focus on introducing you to the field of communication. You’ll dive into the history of studying communication and learn how to construct a valid argument through logic and rhetoric. You’ll also learn about storytelling and strategies for effective interpersonal, small group and team communication.
The second half of your core courses focus more heavily on the business side of communication. Here’s where you’ll learn about the critical role of human resources in achieving business results, key project management principles and guidelines for strategic development, creative business thinking and more.
Communications (plural) and communication (singular) degrees are very similar and cover much of the same content. However, communications degrees generally cover the more “technical” aspects of communication. These may include digital communications, telecommunications, electronics/engineering, broadcasting, technical and scientific communication, and visual communications/graphic design. On the other hand, communication degrees cover the more “applied” aspects of communication, which may include interpersonal communication, public relations, mass media, social media, journalism, writing and editing.
The Bachelor of Science in Communication program at University of Phoenix is an applied curriculum that provides a broad overview of communication with a more specific focus on business communication, organizational development and verbal/written communication. Our online communication degree covers a variety of communication skills to prepare students like you for work in media relations, copywriting, editing and corporate communication.
Whether you’re interested in a communication or communications degree, it’s important to look at the program descriptions and course offerings to determine what’s best suited to your needs and interests.
Communication and communication studies degrees are very similar, covering much of the same content and leading to many of the same outcomes. However, communication degrees generally cover the more “applied” and “practical” aspects of communication. These may include interpersonal communication, public relations, mass media, social media, journalism, writing and editing.
On the other hand, communication studies degrees typically cover the more “theoretical” and “cultural” aspects of communication, which include cultural awareness, interpersonal relations, linguistics, speech/debate, legal and political communication, and personal expression.
Whether you’re interested in a communication or communication studies program, it’s important to look at the program descriptions and course offerings to determine what’s best suited to your needs and interests.