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Online Bachelor's Degree

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
Bachelor of Arts
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Up to 90 Credits Accepted
  • All courses are available online or on-site
  • Hybrid course format available
TUITION
  • $250 per credit
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Prepare for a career in the ever-growing media landscape

Whether you're interested in journalism, public relations, business, or digital communication, you can build a firm base of knowledge while you earn a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies at University of Maryland Global Campus.

In this major, you'll apply communication theories and best practices to communicate about events and ideas among a population. In addition, you'll learn to work with individuals and groups professionally and manage communications within ethical, legal, and financial parameters.

This program is also available as a minor.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33

  • (3 Credits, SPCH 100) or any SPCH course
  • (3 Credits, COMM 207) or any COMM course
  • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
  • (3 Credits, COMM 300)
  • (3 Credits, COMM 302)
  • (3 Credits, SPCH 324)
  • JOUR 330 or any upper-level JOUR course
  • (3 Credits, COMM 400) or any upper-level COMM course
  • (3 Credits, SPCH 470) or any upper-level SPCH course
  • (3 Credits, COMM 390) or any upper-level COMM course
  • (3 Credits, COMM 495)

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2
(3 Credits, PACE 111C)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
4
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
Major
5
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6
(3 Credits, COMM 207)
Major
7
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
8
(3 Credits, MATH 105)
General Education: Math
9
(3 Credits, COMM 202)
General Education: Communication
10
(3 Credits, JOUR 201)
Major
11
(3 Credits, HUMN 100)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
12
(4 Credits, BIOL 103)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13
(3 Credits, BEHS 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14
(3 Credits, ARTH 334)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
15
(3 Credits, IFSM 201)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
16
(3 Credits, ECON 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17
(3 Credits, COMM 300)
Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19
(3 Credits, COMM 302)
Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21
(3 Credits, SPCH 324)
Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 JOUR 330 Major
24
(3 Credits, WRTG 391)
General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26
(3 Credits, COMM 400)
Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29
(3 Credits, SPCH 470)
Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32
(3 Credits, COMM 390)
Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 3-credit elective course Elective
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40
(3 Credits, COMM 495)
Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective

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