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ONLINE communications DEGREE

Bachelor of Science in Communication


Bachelor of Science in Communication Degree

Bachelor's degree

4 years

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Cost per Credit

Online & campus


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Register by: Apr 19, 2023

Our Bachelor of Science in Communication equips you with speech and writing skills you need to be an asset in any organization — especially as a copywriter, editor, media relations specialist or other communications professional. No matter where you work, being able to get your ideas across and convince others to see your point of view is a valuable skill. And since classes are just 5 weeks long, you can fit our communications degree into your busy life.

  • Communications

  • Writing

  • Editing

  • Leadership

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Earn skills course by course

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with labor market researchers like Lightcast to find in-demand skills for occupations and mapped those to our related bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Showcase new skills in weeks – not years – as you pursue your degree.

Skills-aligned program




Course at a time


Weeks per course


Courses per year


Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for an online communications degree.

If you are located in Phoenix, this program may be offered as Blended. This means you’ll start at the Phoenix campus to complete your general education courses, and then transition to online learning for your core program courses.

What you'll learn

When you earn your on-campus* or online communications degree you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

You'll learn how to:

  • Integrate theories and best practices to determine communication strategies.
  • Develop communication plans for diverse purposes.
  • Evaluate strategies for implementing communication plans in a variety of environments.
  • Evaluate communication effectiveness for a variety of contexts.

Careers & Outcomes

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Degree?

An online communications degree can prepare you to be a: 

  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Communication specialist
  • Media relations specialist


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for media and communication occupations is projected to be as fast as average between 2021 and 2031.

BLS projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

You'll have a team of advisors at University of Phoenix



Paying for school

Tuition Guarantee

Affordable, Fixed Tuition


Cost per credit

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

Earn your communications degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

We’ve expanded our $1M scholarship commitment

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $1,000 to $3,000.

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.


Your prior credits can cover up to 75% of your bachelor’s degree to help you graduate in as little as a year.

Enrollment representatives are ready to help

Need some help?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Phoenix provides support and resources for busy students

Accreditation & Faculty

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional Accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

real-world faculty


Average years of industry experience




Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Doris Savron

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader.

Doris Savron
Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

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Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in Communication degree

When you pursue a Bachelor of Science in Communication program, you’ll work on developing verbal, written and multimedia skills. These skills can help you improve how you get your point across, whether that’s while talking with coworkers (interpersonal communication) or as a communications specialist for your company (organizational communications).

In our on-campus or online communications degree, you’ll also learn about theories of effective communication and have opportunities to demonstrate your skills through hands-on with projects, papers and assignments.

As a student in our communications degree program, you’ll learn skills that can help you prepare to be an editor, copywriter, media relations specialist or other communications specialist. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, communication occupations are projected to grow 6% between 2021 to 2031.

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, since 1978. 

Yes, you can choose to earn your Bachelor of Science in Communication degree in a completely online program that’s always on — 24/7/365. As a student in our online communications degree program, you’ll have all the support that comes with an on-campus course and greater flexibility in your schedule.

Our communications degree program is built from the ground up to help prepare you for a career in communications. Real-world faculty members bring an average of 26 years of working experience to the classroom, and the support and flexible schedule our online communications degree program offers are designed to fit your busy life.

*While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.