Communication – Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science
Communication Studies Concentration, BA/BS
Offered as a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Major
This degree program offers a 100% online option.
The Communication Studies concentration focuses on the study of how human beings create meaning through the exchange of verbal, nonverbal and mediated messages. Students learn how to competently create and critically consume messages in both written and oral forms, and became adept at the skills and underlying theories of such topics as: intercultural interactions, small group communication, persuasion, public communication, race and gender, conflict resolution, and interviewing and listening.
Students who connect creativity and intellectual curiosity with practical interpersonal and organizational skills often find their learning home in the Communication Studies curriculum.
While completing a BA/BS with a Communication Studies concentration, students gain broad exposure to all of the social contexts in which people communicate, including interpersonal, rhetorical, small group, organizational and mass media.
In completing the Capstone project, students build a rich portfolio out of the work they have completed during their entire SOU experience, demonstrating how they have fulfilled the Communication Program’s degree requirements, and also setting them up for a successful launch to their career after graduation.