College of Humanities and Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Communication

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What you'll study

Whether you’re interacting with colleagues, management, vendors, the public or the media – effective communication skills are key. Earn your Bachelor of Science in Communication (BS/COM) and develop the abilities to successfully exchange ideas and information across a variety of channels and audiences. Learn the skills you need to better understand and connect with those around you.

Cultivate your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Learn how to apply ethical principles to all communication channels and strategies, while being familiar with the legal implications of each. Learn how to apply different contact strategies in social, intercultural and organizational settings.

The BS/COM program allows you to take one course at a time – so you can enhance your skills while balancing school with life. Connect with alumni and open the door to strong networking opportunities and professional connections.

Requirements and prerequisites

You'll 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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Transferring applicable prior college credits can help you finish your degree faster.

Specialize your degree


Customize your degree by taking elective courses in areas such as Intercultural Communication, Media and Technology and Conflict Resolution.

Stay connected


Research and explore multiple forms of media communication – and discover how to keep up with the developing media world of twitter, blogs, articles, novels and more.

Follow the trends


Learn how to explore developments in social media, leadership communication, cultural studies, ethics and technology. Stay current with the latest media trends.

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program may include the following courses, please check with your Enrollment Representative for more details.

Customize your degree

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.

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.

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. For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:

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Certificate programs are widely available in an online format but generally not available at our campus locations.