Degree Overview

A communications degree is valuable and versatile. Just consider the number of communications channels and information sources we all deal with every day: With social media, mobile technology, and big data, we live in an increasingly information-driven world—and employees are being expected to handle these changes in the way we communicate.

Our communications degree was designed using insights from workforce and industry leaders on what communications skills today’s people-oriented professionals must possess. The degree can be applicable in practically every industry—including healthcare, wholesale, retail, government, manufacturing, life sciences, and many more. Concentrations are available in business and healthcare management.

Affordable, Accessible, Applicable

  • $3,000 per year—all inclusive
  • Focused on developing foundational, interpersonal, and business skills
  • Based on labor market needs and input from employers and subject matter experts
  • Eligible for federal financial aid and financing
  • Earned by mastering 120 competencies through projects, not credit hours and grade points
  • Designed specifically to work for working adults by offering extensive flexibility and support

Thrive in a variety of positions, including

  • Sales manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Training and development specialist
  • Human resources manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Fundraiser
  • Copywriter

Develop skills, including

  • Collaborating with diverse stakeholders
  • Sharing information that adds value
  • Resolving conflict
  • Skillfully articulating ideas to different audiences for different purposes
  • Capturing the attention of the right audience
Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Tammy Kruger

Training Manager

BA Student

I think having [my boss] know that I’m actually going to earn a degree has further reinforced that I’m serious about my career

Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Kris Simmons

Administrative Assistant

AA, September 2013

I got a job at our main office as an administrative assistant, which required an associate’s degree. I got a raise and more hours per week, so my income has gone up quite a bit.

Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Darby Conley

Enterprise Benefit Administration Director

AA, September 2014

I used to wait for people to come to me for new promotion opportunities. But now I have a better sense of my potential and have started taking the initiative.

Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Matthew Mahler

Production Supervisor—promoted from Sanitation Lead

BA Student

Now I know how to obtain information, determine the quality of data, and create a way to manage and then communicate that information.

Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Kristopher Perez

General Manager

AA Student

I wanted to continue to increase my earning potential and I knew a degree would be the key.

Online Projects

Students work toward a degree by mastering 120 competencies and completing interesting online projects at their own pace

See Sample Project