Communication is one of the most sought-after skills of the twenty-first century. It shapes our world. Especially with our new information society and the importance it places on effective speaking, writing and listening, knowledge of communication is essential.
Much of our success in life (both professionally and personally) is based on how well we can communicate in order to inform, persuade, and connect with others.
A BA degree in Communication from CU Denver develops knowledge and skills that are required for many different fields, including:
- Advertising and public relations
- International relations
- Public service, government and politics
Online BA in Communications Degree Requirements
To graduate with your undergraduate Communication degree, you will need 13 courses (39 credit hours of communication courses), and at least 21 of the 39 hours must be in upper division courses.
- Four required core courses, 12 credits: COMM 1001, COMM 1011, COMM 1021, COMM 2020
- Eight courses from Pathway Areas (24 credits)
- One exit course (3 credits)
Upon graduating with a Communications degree, you will have an enriched understanding of the roles of communication in everyday life, organizational settings, and public affairs.
While the roots of the study of communication trace back to the ancient arts of philosophy, rhetoric, and aesthetics, its contemporary practices speak to the opportunities and dilemmas of participating in a globalized, mediated, and multicultural society.
Jobs For Communication Majors
Numerous studies have shown that today's employers seek skills in verbal and written communication, teamwork, and technology — three of the key components of our online Communication curriculum, which means you'll be prepared for careers in communications as well as a myriad of other professions.
What Communication Students Think
-Amber Kairalla, BA, Communication
|“I'm absolutely obsessed with online learning. I plan on completing my entire senior year online and am actually considering doing the entirety of next semester online.” - Amber|
–Emmaleigh Darnell, BA, Communication
|“I am a senior graduating this fall. Being a non-traditional student, I am forced to take courses while still working to support myself. I cannot always be enrolled in classes because of the times they are offered. Having online courses gives me the flexibility of creating an education experience that I am in control of. I have learnedtime management skills, attention to detail and ultimately that I am responsible for my education. I believe online courses are a great offering for the University of Colorado Denver.” -Emmaleigh|
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