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

  • 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

Online Projects

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

See Sample Project