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BA in Communication Studies

Students enrolled in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program have the opportunity to learn about communication theory and business and professional writing. Learn more about Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students who are interested in applying to Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program should have a high school diploma as well as strong interpersonal, written, and communication skills. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should have graduated high school before 2008 and should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program is designed to teach students about communication theory, communication technology, and business and professional writing. Students also have the opportunity to learn how free expression functions in a democratic society, diverse backgrounds and cultural sensitivity in communication, and barriers to productive communication. In order to meet the requirements of the degree, students must conduct their own research projects.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program:

General Education Course Requirements

Students must earn 52 credits in general education courses.

Elective Course Requirements

Students must earn 44 credits in elective courses.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • COM 321: Communication Theory (3 credits)
  • COM 425: Communication in Organizations (3 credits)
  • ENG 325: Intermediate Composition (3 credits)
  • COM 345: Media Writing for Communication (3 credits)
  • COM 323: Persuasion & Argumentation (3 credits)
  • COM 325: Communication & Conflict (3 credits)
  • COM 360: Advanced Communications in Society (3 credits)
  • COM 340: Technical Writing (3 credits)
  • CGD 318: Public Relations Practice & Promotional Writing (3 credits)
  • ENG 315: Business & Professional Writing (3 credits)
  • COM 480: Communication Studies Capstone (3 credits)

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who have completed Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program could pursue a master's degree in the field. Some master's degree programs in communication studies allow students to choose a concentration area. These emphasis areas may include health communication, public relations, rhetoric, mass media, and organizational communication. Core communication courses may cover areas such as communication ethics, modern communication theory, and communication research methods.

Some possible master's degree programs could include:

  • Master of Science in Interactive Communication
  • Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Master of Science in Communication
  • Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication

Career Paths:

Students who have completed Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program could pursue entry-level positions. Prospective employers seek out graduates in the field of communications who have strong analytical skills and can write effectively. Some of the areas a communications studies graduate could be hired for include journalism, human resources, advertising, and marketing. Public relations is also another field that many new graduates gravitate towards.

Some possible job titles could include:

  • Journalist
  • Human resources assistant
  • Account representative
  • Television reporter

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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