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BA in Communication Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program is designed to prepare graduates for various career tracks, including in the areas of business, advertising, and media, through both theoretical and practical instruction. Learn more about this program at Colorado Christian University.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program at Colorado Christian University should be interested in a career working with people and making positive change. All bachelor's level programs at Colorado Christian University require a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

This Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program gives students the opportunity to learn both the theoretical knowledge and practical application of communication studies. The program is designed within a Christian framework, encouraging ethical behavior from a biblical perspective. The courses include the study of how to implement effective communication in various workplace contexts, including in the areas of interactive, small group, and operational communication. The program also focuses on cross-cultural communication, persuasive communication, and communication law as well as discussing technology's impact on modern communication. Small class sizes encourage interaction with professors, networking among students, and individualized learning. Students also have the opportunity to complete an internship.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies:

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program at Colorado Christian University will be required to take 39 credits from general education courses and 45 credits from elective courses, along with 36 credits within the major. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Core Courses (39 credits)

  • World Views
  • Students can choose one of the following:
    • Art Appreciation
    • Photography I
    • Creative Arts
    • Classic Christmas Films & Literature
    • C.S. Lewis in Film & Literature
  • Adult Studies Seminar II
  • Students can choose two of the following:
    • Old Testament Introduction
    • New Testament Introduction
    • Introduction to the Bible
    • How We Got the English Bible
    • Biblical Interpretation
    • Spiritual Formation
    • Songs of the Faith: Psalms
    • Apostolic History & Instruction: Acts & Paul's Letters
    • Introduction to Systematic Theology
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Students can choose one of the following:
    • Oral Communication
    • Interactive Communication
  • Adult Studies Seminar I
  • Students can choose one of the following:
    • Math Concepts
    • College Algebra
    • Introduction to Research and Applied Statistics
  • Students can choose one of the following:
    • Biological Diversity
    • Introduction to Nutrition
    • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Students can choose at least one of the following:
    • Western Civilization I
    • America Since 1877
    • History of Christianity
    • American Exceptionalism
    • Christianity in America
  • Students can choose at least one of the following:
    • Business Fundamentals
    • Macro and Micro Economics
    • Environmental Geography
    • American Political Process
    • General Psychology
    • Relational Psychology
    • Interpersonal Relationships
    • Psychology Through the Lifespan
    • Marriage and Family
    • Principles of Sociology

Major Core Courses (36 credits)

  • Interactive Communications
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Professional Public Speaking
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Communication Law
  • Communication and Technology
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Operational Communication
  • Argumentation
  • Advanced Interactive Relations
  • Students can choose one of the following:
    • Communication Studies Capstone
    • Communication Field Internship

Elective Course Requirements (45 credits)

  • Open Electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates wishing to build on their Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies education may choose to pursue master's level programs in business, communications, marketing or other fields. Increased education may result in more career responsibilities and opportunities.

Some possible degree options include:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Public Administration

Career Paths:

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies have a wide range of careers they can pursue. The foundational, cross-cutting skills the program is designed to offer may give graduates the opportunity to work in various areas of business, marketing, or public relations.

Possible careers include:

  • Marketing specialist
  • Sales manager
  • Communications officer
  • Public affairs specialist

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