Program Overview

Indiana University offers the online Bachelor of Arts in Communications. As a field of study, communication spans a broad, rich array of subjects, including sociology, psychology, philosophy, political science, linguistics, history, literature, criticism and rhetoric. Although much of the field's subject matter is theoretical in nature, communication studies have proven applicable to business, film, theater, composition, advertising, education, foreign policy and computer science. The communication studies discipline explores interpersonal, group, organizational, public, and electronically mediated communication and considers the variety of contexts in which communication occurs, such as family relationships, cultural clashes, and political campaigns.

This degree is also offered as a Bachelor of Science, which means that students would take more courses in the sciences rather than in the liberal arts and humanities.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    • This bachelor completion program requires 120 total credits, including transfer and major requirements.
    • At least 60 semester hours of transferable college credit with a GPA of 2.0 or better, or individuals who have completed an associate degree at the community college level.

    School Overview

    IU Online hosts more than one hundred online degrees, ranging from associate and bachelor programs to doctoral degrees. Students can choose to enroll in one or two online courses, complete a degree, or further education by pursuing a graduate certificate or degree. Studies include, but are not limited to topics in: business and law, computing and technology, education, humanities, recreation, library and museum studies, nursing and healthcare, public administration, public health, and social work.

    IU Online manages and lists online degrees and programs for Indiana University's campuses. Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s multi-campus public university system. Other campus locations coordinating through IU Online include:

    • Indiana University East (IU East)
    • Indiana University Kokomo (IU Kokomo)
    • Indiana University Northwest (IU Northwest)
    • Indiana University South Bend (IU South Bend)
    • Indiana University Southeast (IU Southeast)

    Several regional campuses are the result of a partnership with IU and Purdue University, and include:

    • Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis (IUPUI)
    • Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne
    • Indiana University - Purdue University - Columbus (IUPUC)

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