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Campus-Based Undergraduate Major Communication (BA)

Spread Your Message with a Communications Major from SNHU

Communicating effectively with co-workers, clients and the public requires expertise in oral, written and visual communications. The Bachelor of Arts in Communications major at Southern New Hampshire University helps you develop and deliver key messages to diverse audiences.

You'll learn communication theory and industry concepts, and build public speaking, presentation and interviewing skills. You'll also gain experience with business communication, graphic design and public relations through courses and minors in advertising, film, journalism, information technology or marketing. Electives in 3D animation and modeling, digital illustration and digital video production are also offered.

Earn Your BA in Communication

In this program, you’ll be on a more structured, career-focused pathway to your degree. Designed to incorporate industry experience and prepare you for the workplace more rapidly, at least 18 of your credits will be earned through experiential learning - which may include studio work, lab work, project-based courses, internships or industry certifications

You’ll also learn through a mix of face-to-face classroom and online formats. That means less seat time in traditional classroom settings, and more time engaging with faculty members as project leads, internship advisors or coaches.

See Yourself Succeed as a Communications Major at SNHU

Having good communication skills is, without a doubt, one of the most sought-after skills by prospective employers - no matter what field you go into. That's what makes this BA so valuable. As a SNHU communication major candidate, you can expect to:

  • Gain hands-on experience in public speaking and interviewing skills
  • Complete coursework in corporate communication, graphic design, public relations, social media and other communication disciplines
  • Understand and articulate the business rationale behind communication strategies
  • Tailor the communication degree by minoring in graphic design, social media marketing, sport management, marketing or fashion merchandising

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in communication at SNHU include:

  • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of students who are closely connected with faculty and staff dedicated to your success
  • Affordability. It’s our mission to make higher education more accessible. That’s why, SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire. 
  • Accessible faculty. Learn from highly credentialed faculty who are experts in their fields and interact with you in the classroom, dining hall, fitness center and the stands
  • Opportunity. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni and strong connections with employers for internship and career opportunities
  • Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, N.H., named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine

Concentrations

Careers & Outcomes

The communication, computer and graphic design skills you'll obtain prepare you for a variety of careers. SNHU Communication graduates have been employed into a variety of exciting roles including careers at magazine and media organizations, professional sports leagues, and tech companies.

This BA program emphasizes practical experience through coursework and other opportunities, including:

  • Working with clients in real-world settings
  • Contributing to the publication of the student-run college newspaper, The Penmen Press, and student-run radio station, Radio SNHU
  • Internships

Curriculum

Students also have the opportunity to focus their studies through a variety of minors and internship experiences. At the same time, students are able to develop skill sets in particular areas that may be highlighted by portfolio work for future employment. Specific focus areas include business communication, new media, intercultural communications, leadership strategies, public relations, and professional writing.

Courses To Prepare You For Your Career

SNHU's bachelor's in communication program includes:

  • General education
  • Degree-specific courses

General Education Program

Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:

  • Writing
  • Communication
  • Analysis
  • Problem solving

All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.

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Campus Undergraduate Tuition

Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

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