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
Why This Degree in Communication?
CU Denver's online BA in Communication focuses on the development of the skills and abilities necessary to use communication to create a more civil and humane world.
The curriculum was developed to counter the pervasive atmosphere of contention and uncivil communication that often characterizes the contemporary world.
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.
Online AND On-Campus
Situated in downtown Denver, CU Denver allows you to mix and match online and on-campus courses together. So, if you have a scheduling conflict, or have a limited time when you can make it to campus, you receive the same quality education from a distance.
And online courses are taught by the same faculty and typically the same student/faculty ratio as the on-campus courses, so you'll have rich and vibrant interactions with your professor and peers.
Jobs For A Communication Major
What can you do with a communication degree? 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 communication as well as a myriad of other professions.
Once you become a CU Denver student, you'll have access to the Experiential Learning team, which helps set you up with internships, study abroad, and other creative and professional work experiences.
Here are the types of internships available to Communication majors.
What Communication Students Think
Natasha Rupert, BA in Communication
“Going back to school for me was a very difficult task, and I needed the majority of my learning to be online. That is why I choose Communication with the University of Colorado Denver. I was really excited to learn that I could take online classes and mix in a few on-campus classes to fit the needs of my busy life, as well as learn about something I was actually interested in! The online Canvas classroom has been a breeze to work through and has really helped me achieve my goal of earning my college degree. With even more classes for Communication coming online, the whole process has been amazing and the teachers whom I have taken classes with have been fantastic!” –Natasha
- Amber Kairalla, BA in 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 in 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 learned time 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