Communication Studies Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies

Learn more about three key areas of focus in CSU's fully online bachelor's degree in Communication Studies.

Build the skills to become an effective communicator

Develop a comprehensive understanding of how people respond to various forms of communication and engage in public discourse. This online bachelor’s program is designed to build your proficiency in three specific areas:

  • Media and visual culture
  • Relational and organizational studies
  • Rhetoric and civic engagement

Collaborate with your peers as you hone oral, written, nonverbal, visual, and digital communication skills, giving you a strong foundation of knowledge and a springboard to pursue a wide variety of potential career paths.

What you will learn

The field of communication is diverse, highly versatile, and a critical component of every organization and industry. Dive deeply into the strategy, theory, history, criticism, and analysis of communication as you study topics such as:

  • Intercultural approaches to communication
  • How communication is used to build public culture
  • Communication in personal relationships and organizations
  • The history and theory of rhetoric
  • Public speaking and argumentation

Customize your education to fit your goals

In addition to foundational coursework, working with your advisor, you will customize your learning experience by choosing an interdisciplinary certificate, second major, or one of several offered minors, including but not limited to the following:

  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Global and Environmental Sustainability
  • Political Science

*Media Studies Minor is excluded

Note: You must complete a minor, second major, or interdisciplinary certificate to earn this degree.

Study in a flexible, online format

Earn your bachelor's degree from a respected, regionally accredited public research university in Colorado without traveling to a campus. Although the program is entirely online, you will still have opportunities to interact closely with both your instructors and peers. You will also have access to many of the same resources and services as CSU’s resident students.

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