Undergraduate Degree Options

Undergraduate Degree Options

The Communication Department's undergraduate program offers six track options that prepare students with a thorough background in the disciplines of communication. To learn more about these degree track options, explore the information below.

Undergraduate Degree Options

  • BA in General Communication

    Degree Requirements

    • A minimum of 120 hours must be completed with a cumulative CU grade point average of 2.0; at least 45 of these hours must be at the upper-division level (courses numbered 3000-4999).
    • No more than 54 hours of COMM course work can count towards the degree.
    • The last 30 hours of the degree must be completed while registered in the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at UCCS.
    • Courses numbered below 1000 do not count towards degree completion.
  • BA in General Communication – Online option

    You can complete your degree completely online or take any combination of traditional, online, or weekend courses. Most courses are offered online in both Fall and Spring semesters (unless otherwise indicated). A range of elective classes are also available online each semester. All classes are taught by the same high-quality instructors who teach the traditional on-campus classes. All online instructors go through specialized training for online certification to ensure the online course is of the same high quality as the on-campus class.

  • BA in Communication – Digital Film/Media Arts

    Degree Requirements

    • A minimum of 120 hours must be completed with a cumulative CU grade point average of 2.0; at least 45 of these hours must be at the upper-division level (courses numbered 3000-4999).
    • No more than 54 hours of COMM course work can count towards the degree.
    • The last 30 hours of the degree must be completed while registered in the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at UCCS.
    • Courses numbered below 1000 do not count towards degree completion.
  • BA in Communication – Leadership

    UCCS Bachelor of Arts, Communication – Leadership Communication Option Major Degree Requirements

    • A minimum of 120 hours must be completed with a cumulative CU grade point average of 2.0; at least 45 of these hours must be at the upper-division level (courses numbered 3000-4999).
    • No more than 54 hours of COMM course work can count towards the degree.
    • The last 30 hours of the degree must be completed while registered in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at UCCS.
    • Courses numbered below 1000 do not count towards degree completion.
  • Bachelor of Innovation in Communication – Filmmaking

    The Bachelor of Innovation™ (BI) in Communication Digital Filmmaking is a cross-disciplinary degree that combines film making, engineering and business. A cross-college collaboration between the Department of Communications in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and the College of Business, this cutting edge curriculum combines academic studies, technical skills and professional training to prepare students for variety of careers in the film and television industry. Students gain a depth of skills and knowledge in film and television production as well as valuable breadth in other arts disciplines, technology, business and creative entrepreneurship. Moreover, BI COMM Digital Film Making students will participate in several high- level collaborative projects, internships and produce professional work that will give them a distinct advantage launching careers in the competitive changing world of the Film and Television Industry.

  • BA in Communication – Media Studies

    Degree Requirements

    • A minimum of 120 hours must be completed with a cumulative CU grade point average of 2.0; at least 45 of these hours must be at the upper-division level (courses numbered 3000-4999).
    • No more than 54 hours of COMM course work can count towards the degree.
    • The last 30 hours of the degree must be completed while registered in the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at UCCS.
    • Courses numbered below 1000 do not count towards degree completion.
  • BA in Communication – Professional Communication

    Degree Requirements

    • A minimum of 120 hours must be completed with a cumulative CU grade point average of 2.0; at least 45 of these hours must be at the upper-division level (courses numbered 3000-4999).
    • No more than 54 hours of COMM course work can count towards the degree.
    • The last 30 hours of the degree must be completed while registered in the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences at UCCS.
    • Courses numbered below 1000 do not count towards degree completion.
  • BA in Communication – Sports Communication

    In the Sports Communication track, students learn about the technical and theoretical components of broadcasting with an emphasis in contemporary athletics. This track focuses on key principles of TV and sports productions, public relations, public speaking, and writing for the media. The Sports Communication track offers students the opportunity to obtain a broad base of knowledge in communication while also understanding more specifically how that knowledge relates to sports.