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Bachelors (BA / BS) in Communication

Gain the skills and knowledge to start an exciting career in the communications field. Designed for those who already have earned college credit, this online program allows students to transfer their credits and customize their plan of study to a field of communication that best suits their interests and career aspirations.

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At a Glance

Fall 2024 Transfer Deadline

Application Due Date:
07/01/2024
Start Date:
08/26/2024

Spring 2025 Transfer Deadline

Application Due Date:
11/15/2024
Start Date:
01/13/2025

Summer 2025 Transfer Deadline

Application Due Date:
04/15/2025
Start Date:
05/19/2025

Credits and Tuition Cost (2023-2024)

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $611.00

Format

Fully Online

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Bachelors in Communication overview

Program format
Format
Fully Online
Total credits
Total Credits
120
Available Pathways
Available Pathways
Finish Bachelor's Program
Degree awarded
Degree Awarded
BA
BS

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What You'll Learn

Overview

This degree provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, manage, and evaluate communication processes involving individuals, groups, and the public. Graduates develop strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as an advanced ability to analyze and critique messages, behaviors, and media. 

Course Examples

  • Introduction to Communications
  • Mass Media and Mass Culture
  • Interpersonal Communications
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How to Apply

Application Requirements

Admissions Criteria

Standard undergraduate admission requirements apply.

Applicants must have completed 60 credit hours of undergraduate education.


You may earn a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts, depending on your previous coursework. UK core requirements can be completed online or at your local community college.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students with previous UK credits are eligible to apply to the online program after being out of the university for at least one (1) year.

Program Contact

Lindsay Vance
Recruiter

Deadlines

Fall 2024 Transfer Deadline

Application Due Date:
07/01/2024
Start Date:
08/26/2024

Spring 2025 Transfer Deadline

Application Due Date:
11/15/2024
Start Date:
01/13/2025

Summer 2025 Transfer Deadline

Application Due Date:
04/15/2025
Start Date:
05/19/2025

Distance Learning

Licensure & Authorization

Where you live matters when completing distance education activities. If you will live outside of Kentucky while completing your program, please check the Distance Learning Authorization & Licensure page to confirm that the program can be offered in your state or country, and if relevant, that it meets professional licensure requirements in your state. Please note: Admission and enrollment in a fully-online program can NOT lead to the issuance of a J-1 or F-1 student visa. 

AUTHORIZATION & LICENSURE INFO
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Student Support

Once you become a student, you will have access to a wide variety of academic support services to maximize your success. These services are available completely online to meet the needs of our online students.

Why UK Online

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Degrees are conferred by the University of Kentucky, an accredited university.

Flexible schedule

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Fit learning into your busy schedule with no prescribed class times.

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