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Bachelor of Arts
Communication Studies

Communication Studies
Bachelor of Arts
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

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Earn a bachelor's degree in communication studies from UMGC Europe and prepare for a career in the ever-growing media landscape.

Whether you're interested in journalism, public relations, business, or online communications, you can build a firm base of knowledge while you earn a bachelor's degree in communication studies at UMGC.

You'll learn to apply communication theories to both personal and professional situations, developing the "soft skills" that workplaces demand, along with communication techniques. In addition, you'll learn to work with individuals and groups professionally and manage communications within ethical, legal, and financial parameters.

This program is also available as a minor.

About the Communication Studies Bachelor's Degree

Developed in conjunction with employers, the communication studies program offers a balance of theoretical knowledge and sophisticated communication skills. You'll have the opportunity to learn how people create and use messages to generate meaning within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The multidisciplinary curriculum covers speech communication, mass communication and new media, journalism, public relations, business writing, and technical writing.

  • (3 Credits, SPCH 100)
    or any SPCH course
  • (3 Credits, COMM 207)
    or any COMM course
  • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
  • (3 Credits, COMM 300)
  • (3 Credits, COMM 302)
  • (3 Credits, SPCH 324)
  • (3 Credits, JOUR 330)
    or any upper-level JOUR course
  • (3 Credits, COMM 400)
    or any upper-level COMM course
  • (3 Credits, SPCH 470)
    or any upper-level SPCH course
  • (3 Credits, COMM 390)
    or any upper-level COMM course
  • (3 Credits, COMM 495)


The bachelor's degree in communication studies requires 46 credits of minor and/or elective coursework.

Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may require you to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. See information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and interdisciplinary issues).

Research and Computer Literacy Courses

Communications Courses

Math Course

Arts and Humanities Courses

Behavioral and Social Science Courses

Biological and Physical Sciences Courses

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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