Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Online Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Communication online degree at the University of Louisville Online

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication 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. 

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Program Structure

This program is articulated through a 21-hour core and 15 hours of communication electives. These courses will 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, and will promote the development of communication competence, especially an understanding of how taken-for-granted communication patterns create and sustain human relations.  

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication different 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. 

KCTCS Credit Transfer

Students may complete general education requirements through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) online or in the classroom then transfer to the University of Louisville to complete their bachelor’s degree. UofL Academic Advisers are available to assist with your degree planning.

Career Opportunities

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.

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