With an online degree in communication, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue a multitude of career options. From journalism, social media and new media, to professional writing, public relations and advertising, earning your Bachelor of Arts in Communication will allow you to strategize and communicate your ideas effectively.
Our new curriculum is thoughtfully designed to give students the knowledge, competencies and confidence needed to be successful in a communication industry that’s rapidly changing. You’ll learn new practices and methodologies from experts, while having the chance to partake in a collaborative, hands on environment.
From expanding your critical thinking abilities to improving your writing techniques, earning your BA in Communication at SNHU means learning from thought leaders, taking classes tailored to your interests and ensuring you’re always a step ahead in your field.
Why earn a communication degree at SNHU?
Build effective communication strategies within an organization by strengthening interpersonal relationships and promoting teamwork. When you earn your business communication degree, you can learn to improve the messaging throughout your team.
Content for new media platforms – like tweets, online articles and social media campaigns – is essential to today's communication strategies. By pursuing a concentration in new media, you'll learn how to use new media to achieve an organization’s strategic communication objectives.
Learn how to use emerging technologies to communicate effectively in today's world with a concentration in professional writing. Gain the skills necessary to navigate the complex landscape that today's writing occupies, including the web and social media.
Set yourself up for success in the ever-evolving world of public-facing communication with a concentration in public relations, which provides the skills and knowledge necessary to build positive relationships between organizations and a variety of audiences.
Courses in our communication degree online program will help you develop and hone your skills in critical thinking, writing, research and analysis. As emerging technology continues to change the way we learn and communication with each other, effective written and verbal skills will be more important than ever before.
Whether you pursue the BA in Communication on its own, or tailor your communication degree with a concentration, we make transferring as easy as possible with up to 33 free electives and a wide variety of courses to choose from.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your BA in Communication at SNHU include:
The communication degree online from SNHU prepares you for a career in industries such as new media, advertising, professional writing, communication, broadcast and public relations. Positions available in these careers include media manager, journalist, copywriter, account executive and social media specialist. The median annual salary for media and communication occupations in 2018 was $57,530.*
Curriculum in our BA in Communication program covers a wide range of topics, offering communication theory and industry-specific knowledge you can use to develop your ability to strategize and deliver effective messages.
SNHU's bachelor's in communication program includes:
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:
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.
Total Credits: 120
Students enrolled in the Communication program are responsible for ensuring they have the minimum system hardware and software required in the courses. System requirements often change, so it is important that students maintain awareness of the various minimum hardware requirements for the required software listed below.
The full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite is required in COM-230. It is also required for the following elective courses available for communication students: GRA-220, COM-232, GRA-310.
Creative Cloud licenses are available at an educational discount directly through Adobe.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.