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Online Bachelors in Communication

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication requires a total of 120 credits, including 39 credits (13 courses) earned in Communication.

The 39 credits consist of:

  • 12 credits comprised of (four) required core courses:
    COMM 1001, COMM 1011, COMM 1021, COMM 2020
  • 24 credits comprised of (eight) Pathway Areas courses
  • 3 credits comprised of an exit course

At least 21 of the 39 hours must be upper division (3000-4000 level) courses.

Communication Major Overview

Upon graduating with a Communications major, you will have an enriched understanding of the roles of communication in everyday life, organizational settings, and public affairs.


Focus on Active Learning

The nationally and internationally recognized Communication faculty focus on active and engaged learning that invites participation in real-world issues and makes your courses relevant and useful.

You'll learn with hands-on experiences like:

  • Internships
  • Social justice projects
  • Independent research and capstone courses
  • Travel abroad

CU Denver Requirements

In addition to required Communication courses, CU Denver has a set of core university requirements for all undergraduates. These include courses in:

  • Humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Behavioral sciences
  • Natural/physical sciences

CU Denver also requires that students demonstrate competency in mathematics and writing, either through testing or coursework.


Internships for Online Students

The online Internship co​urse provides you with an opportunity to earn academic credit while​ working in a professional setting in a communication field. This course is designed to assist you in applying your accumulated communication knowledge and skills, in gaining practical, curriculum-related experience, and in preparing you to excel in professional, real-world settings.


The primary objective of this course is to assist you in integrating your knowledge of communication concepts, principles, and practices with hands-on experience in a professional environment. By the end of this course, you should also develop materials for a professional portfolio, create a portfolio, critically asses your knowledge and skills, and be able to identify your strengths and weaknesses in relationship to your internship performance.




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