Program Overview

The online BS in Communication Studies degree program provides students with a solid foundation in core principles and practices to help them build the requisite knowledge and skills to plan, deliver, and evaluate persuasive communication. Graduates are prepared for careers in a variety of contexts that require strategic communication, including political, military, nonprofit, legal, ministerial, and consulting work.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    This is a bachelor completion program that requires a total of 122 credit hours, including transfer credits.

    • Transfer Admission to the university 
    • Minimum of 50 transfer credit hours

    School Overview

    Founded in 1899, Appalachian State University is part of the University of North Carolina System of Higher Learning. Recognized for its leadership in sustainability, the University commits to research, service, and global awareness. Academic opportunities provide students with more than 150 undergraduate and graduate program options.

    ASU also offers distance learning, including hybrid and entirely online degrees, designed with flexibility for professionals and nontraditional students.

    All of Appalachian's undergraduate distance education programs support upper division coursework only for students, requiring students to first complete the minimum lower division coursework from a regionally accredited school. Online bachelor completion degrees include fields in business, education, nursing, and human services. 

    Graduate online opportunities are available, extending from graduate certificates and master’s degree programs to education specialist programs. Studies include fields in education, business and healthcare.

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