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Bachelor of Arts

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

College of Social And Behavioral Sciences

Program Details

This Bachelor of Arts program centers on the scientific study of communication, including its processes and effects. Students may take courses related to interpersonal communication, social influence and persuasion, or the social effects of media and new information technologies. Because communication is the most fundamental social behavior by which individuals function within society, its study is relevant to many academic and career interests. However, the major does not focus on specific skills training such as public relations, broadcast journalism or sports marketing.

This College of Social and Behavioral Sciences major requires a minor (or double major).

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

COMM 228: Introduction to Research Methods in Communication
COMM 415: Nonverbal Communication
COMM 417A: Relational Communication
COMM 451: Communication and Emotion



Earning your Bachelor of Arts in Communication will build core skills, including:

  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork/collaboration
  • Intercultural communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Research
  • Digital content creation