Online Communication Programs


Online Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Communication is at the center of all governmental, business and media organizations. Successful professionals in a knowledge-based, high-tech society need a background and an understanding of communication strategies that cross multiple message contexts and platforms.

Our nationally recognized department of communication offers this online degree program to engage you with the dynamics of interpersonal persuasion, the effects of media technologies, the nature of gender stereotypes, the function of roles within the family, the symbolic structure of organizational authority, and the impact of social movements.

Majors will explore a curriculum that uniquely blends personal, group, corporate, and social communication contexts and modern message technology and platforms. This program will prepare you for a variety of communication-related occupations, which continue to be in demand through 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What can I do with a communication degree?

  • Public relations
  • Media and social media consultation
  • Corporate training
  • Sales and management
  • Fundraising and development
  • Project management
  • Non-profit organization occupations
  • Municipal government occupations

The major in communication prepares you to interact with culturally diverse populations, use new media technologies, develop mass communication strategies in professional settings, participate in First Amendment issues, and become a critical consumer of mediated messages.

Online Minor in Communication

Preparing for the Workforce

The communication minor will boost the skills and knowledge of students preparing for careers in public affairs and advocacy, marketing, management, strategic communication, media relations and sales. Courses focus on topics such as persuasion, media, stereotypes, organizations, health and social movements.

The Department of Communication in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences bridges the humanities and social sciences to explore contemporary human communication, relationships and culture.

What fields use communication?

  • Public Relations
  • Media and Social Media consultation
  • Non-profit Work
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Municipal Government Work
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Training
  • Sales
  • Management