Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Advance your career and increase your earning potential with a 100% online Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree from the University of Louisville. Our innovative curriculum and award-winning faculty provide an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Why choose UofL? You will…
Learn from faculty with distinguished academic credentials, industry experience and a strong commitment to applied research
Earn your degree in as little as two years
Interact with other online learners across the globe
Increase your earning potential and career opportunities
The Bachelor of Arts in Communication, offered by the College of Arts & Sciences, is based upon research and coursework that emphasize the rhetorical, organizational, interpersonal, and mediated contexts and perspectives which define the field of communication. These are advanced through the faculty's commitment to the scholarships of discovery, teaching, application and integration. These are articulated through a 21-hour core and 15 hours of communication electives which:
- Seek to familiarize students with a range of theories, methods of inquiry, philosophies and practices of the communication discipline
- Develop skills for analyzing, interpreting and critiquing communication problems and questions
- Promote the development of communication competence, especially an understanding of how taken-for-granted communication patterns create and sustain human relations
Students may complete the program entirely online, or combine online classes with on-campus classes. The Bachelor of Arts differs from the Bachelor of Science in Communication in that the bachelor of arts requires more foreign language and liberal arts credits and fewer credits in communication.
Graduates of the communication program can look forward to careers in:
- Electronic Media: TV or radio - on-air talent, editing, sales, programming or production
- Print Media: Magazine/newspaper/publisher - writing, editing, publishing, technical writing
- Public Relations: Research, writing/editing, special events, fund raising, administration
- Communication Training and Development: Business training programs, human resources
Employers of communication majors include: TV and cable companies; radio stations; online/print publishers; newspapers; magazines; professional organizations; advertising agencies; federal, state, and local governments; businesses and trade associations; colleges, universities and schools; non-profit and special interest groups; and public relations and advertising firms.
UofL's online Bachelor degree programs are designed so that you complete the first two years of coursework - general education courses - online through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) with the Kentucky Virtual Campus (KYVC). Students who have been enrolled at a KCTCS school and have fulfilled all general education requirements can have them transferred in their entirety and may begin immediately with online upper level coursework at UofL.
Although UofL partners with KCTCS to provide online bachelor's degrees, you may transfer credit to UofL from any regionally accredited university to fulfill general education requirements. Every situation is different. If you have questions about how your credit will transfer, contact an online learning consultant.
Students ready to apply for admission to UofL must:
Submit an undergraduate application and pay the $50 non-refundable application fee
Submit all official college transcripts to the Office of Admissions
The College of Arts & Sciences requires a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in order to be admitted in good standing. Admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Communication requires completion of COMM 201, or its equivalent, with a minimum grade of C and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Credentials should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions, Dept AO
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
United States of America
Applications received at least six weeks prior to the beginning of a term will be given priority.
If you live outside of the United States and intend to complete an online academic program from your home country, be sure to view special requirements for international students.