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BS in Communication

Those interested in pursuing a career in corporate communications, public relations or a related area could receive the education needed to prepare for job opportunities in these fields when they become students of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Communication program. Find out more about this bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Communication

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global Campus bachelor's degree program if they graduated high school (or earned a GED equivalent) and have completed some college. Applicants with less than 12 transferable semester hours of college credit may complete up to 15 credit hours at CSU-Global in non-degree seeking status and then apply for admission to a bachelor's degree program.

Program Description:

Students of Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Communication program will have the opportunity to learn how businesses develop and apply internal and external communications strategies and methods. In major courses, they might study mass communication theories, electronic media, marketing communication strategies, business legal communications and writing techniques for manuals, proposals and other business communications. Other topics of discussion might include leadership strategies, conflict management, critical-thinking processes and team management. The capstone course allows students the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of concepts and methods studied throughout the program as they complete a project addressing and offering a solution for an organizational communication issue.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus bachelor's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 120 semester hours of credits. CSU-Global works to maximize the amount of credit that can be accepted in transfer and provides students with as many options as possible to earn credits outside of the classroom in order to reduce educational costs and accelerate time to graduation. Applicants are encouraged to transfer as much college credit as possible (up to 90 semester hours may be accepted).

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Communication:

Communication Major - 10 Courses (Credit Hours):

  • Applying Leadership Principles (3)
  • Communication for the Global Information Age (3)
  • Mass Communications (3)
  • The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3)
  • Media and Society (3)
  • Critical Thinking and Strategic Communications (3)
  • Managing and Leading Team Dynamics (3)
  • Communication Conflict and Persuasion (3)
  • Technical Communication (3)
  • Capstone - Applied Communication Strategies (3)

Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses:

Students may complete a specialization that consists of five (5) upper division courses (15 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After earning Colorado State University-Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in Communication, graduates could choose to enter a master's degree program. A master's degree in communications or a related area could help to prepare graduates of this program to pursue executive or directorial positions in many professional settings.

Career Paths:

Graduates of CSU-Global's Bachelor of Science in Communication program might seek work as public relations managers or specialists. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), this field is expected to see a growth in employment of 21% from 2010-2020. Additional fields graduates might consider are:

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Technical Writing
  • Corporate Communications