Online Degree Program

Online BA in Communication

The Communication department offers a fully online bachelor’s degree in Communication

This degree is designed to provide a well-rounded overview of the field of communication and includes multiple electives to customize the program to your specific interests.

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

Required Courses

Online Degree Program (PDF)

Required Courses Course # Course Title
6 courses/18 Credit Hours All required courses are offered every semester. COMM 2030 Introduction to Communication Theory
COMM 2500 Research Methods
COMM 3190 Professional Public Speaking: An Online Course
COMM 3240 Business and Professional Communication
COMM 3400 Digital Communication Technology
COMM 4201 Persuasion (Capstone)

Elective Courses

Elective Courses Course # Course Title

Students must take 6 of the elective courses (18 credit hours)

 

COMM 1000 Contemporary Mass Media (FA and SP)
COMM 1020 Interpersonal Communication (FA and SP)
COMM 2900 Writing for the Media (Offered Summer)
COMM 3250 Principles and Practice of Advertising (FA and SP)
COMM 3330 Gender and Leadership (SP semester only)
COMM 3350 Integrated Marketing Communication (FA semester only)
COMM 3440 Organizational Leadership
COMM 3480 Media and Health
COMM 3650 Mass Media and Society (FA and SP)
COMM 3770 Ethical Leadership (FA semester only)
COMM 4050 Public Relations and Social Media (FA and SP)
COMM 4090 Emerging Communication Technology (FA and SP)
COMM 4140 Media Effects (FA and SP)
COMM 4230 Crisis Communication (SP semester only)
COMM 4600 Special Topics: Virtual Teams (SP only)
COMM 4690 Internship in Communication (Permission required) (FA and SP)
COMM 4950 Leadership and Organizational Change

*All courses are subject to change based on the needs of the department

 


Four-Year Degree Plan

Please note that this is an example degree program and your program may vary. Students are responsible for completing all course prerequisites.

Year One      
Fall   Spring  
ENGL 1310 3 ENGL 1410 3
COMM 2030 3 COMM Elective 3
GPS 1010 3 INDS 1050 3
Explore – Arts, Humanities & Cultures Course 3 Humanities Elective 3
General Elective 3 Explore - Society, Behavior and Health course 3
Total 15 Total 15

Year Two

Please note that this is an example degree program and your program may vary. Students are responsible for completing all course prerequisites.

Year Two      
Fall   Spring  
COMM 3190 3 COMM 2500 3
COMM Elective 3 Natural Science Elective (w/lab) 4
Explore - Physical & Natural World Course 3 Humanities Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3 General  Elective 3
General Elective 3 General Elective 3
Total 15 Total 16

Year Three

Please note that this is an example degree program and your program may vary. Students are responsible for completing all course prerequisites.

Year Three      
Fall   Spring  
COMM 3240 3 COMM 3400 3
COMM Elective 3 UD COMM Elective 3
Natural Science Elective 3 Social Science Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3 UD General Elective 3
Upper Division (UD) General Elective 3 UD General Elective 3
Total 15 Total 15

Year Four

Please note that this is an example degree program and your program may vary. Students are responsible for completing all course prerequisites.

Year Four      
Fall   Spring  
COMM 4201 3 UD COMM Elective 3
UD COMM Elective 3 Natural Science Elective 2
HUM 3990 3 UD General Elective 3
UD General Elective 3 UD General Elective 3
UD General Elective 3 UD General Elective 3
Total 15 Total 14

Contacts

Janice Thorpe
Director, Online Programs
Senior Instructor
Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Degree
Academic Office Building 510
jthorpe@uccs.edu
719.255.8195


Laura Eurich M.A.
Associate Chair, Communication Department
Senior Instructor Director of Undergraduate Studies/lnternships
Academic Office Building 518 
eurich@uccs.edu
719.255.4112


Note: All communication majors should receive academic advising with Professor Eurich at least once a year.