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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.

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, a number 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 or marketing

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 Life & Career

SNHU's bachelor's in communication program includes:

  • General education courses
  • Degree-specific courses

General Education Program

SNHU's required general education program, known as The Commons, aims to guide you toward success in not only your academic career, but your personal and professional life too.

Throughout the curriculum, you'll gain some of the most in-demand skills in today's workplace, including:

  • Research and information analysis
  • Diverse audience communication
  • Critical thinking and ethical problem solving
  • Leadership, emotional intelligence and collaboration

This expertise will prove practical, transferable and invaluable as you grow in your career and contribute positively to society.

Beyond foundational skill development, the general education program also provides the benefit of allowing you to explore a wide range of fields outside of your intended major.

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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

New England Commission of Higher Education 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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