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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
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Prepare for a career in the ever-growing media landscape.

Earn a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from UMGC and build a firm base of knowledge to boost your career in a variety of communication sectors. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, combines theories with real-world applications and practical skills to help you better convey information to a variety of populations. Whether you’re interested in journalism, public relations, business, or digital communication, this degree will help you master communication within ethical, legal, and financial parameters.

This program is also available as a minor.

Total Credits Required: 120

  • Required Major Courses: 33
  • Minor and Elective Courses: 46
  • General Education Courses: 41

Required Major Courses

  • (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)

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