Bachelor of Science in Communication

Victoria C., BSCOM, 2010

Bachelor of Science in Communication

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Approx. program length:

4 years



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Cut through the clutter with strong communication skills

It’s a loud world. Smart, savvy communicators get their ideas heard. Our BS in Communication can prepare you with a strong foundation for communicating effectively, persuasively and ethically. You’ll discover how to connect with different groups through different media channels — including an emphasis on digital media. You’ll take just one 5-week course at a time, so you can balance work and life on the path to your degree.

In this Bachelor of Science in Communication program, you’ll learn:

  • Strategies for communicating to small groups or mass audiences — and all sizes in between
  • Verbal, nonverbal, listening and conflict resolution skills
  • Skills for effective intercultural communication
  • Ethical implications of mass communication
  • Communication law

Words matter. Whether you’re communicating to colleagues, the media or the public, our BS in Communication can help you learn to use words well.

Course length:

5 weeks*

*Some course lengths vary

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Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 120 credits to complete this program. These may be earned through a combination of required and elective courses. Required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Transfer credits

Earn your degree faster. Transfer eligible college credits or, if you have an industry or professional certification, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) credential, you may be able to apply to have relevant experience evaluated for potential college credit. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

Core courses

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Introduction To Communication bscom100
Foundations Of Interpersonal Communication bscom234
Foundations Of Mass Communication bscom268
Communication Research bscom324
Communication Theories And Practice bscom336
Small Group And Team Communication bscom348
Organizational Communication bscom360
Intercultural Communication bscom390
Media And Society bscom410
Communication Law bscom415
Ethics And Communication bscom460
Communication In Mediation And Conflict Resolution bscom465
Capstone In Communication bscom485

Projected job growth:


According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for writers and authors is projected to be 8 percent between 2016 and 2026. A Bachelor of Science in Communication degree can help prepare you to be an:

  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Communications specialist
  • Media relations specialist

Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

Learning outcomes

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What sets us apart?

When you choose our Bachelor of Science in Communication degree program, you can:

Specialize your degree

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

Stay connected

Explore multiple forms of media communication — and discover how to keep up with the developing media world of Twitter®, blogs, articles, novels and more.

Stay on top of trends

Explore the latest developments in social media, leadership communication, cultural studies, ethics and technology.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And by taking one course at a time toward a Bachelor of Science in Communication degree, you’ve got the way.

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