Program Overview

Consisting of 120 credit hours, Lamar University offers a Bachelor of Science in Communication. A B.S. in Communications prepares students for careers in journalism, film, advertising, broadcasting, and corporate communications. This specific program requires each student to complete ten courses (30 credit hours) of core curriculum. An additional 18 credit hours of specialized communication courses are to be taken according to the student’s career interests. 

In pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Communication, students develop skills in writing, public speaking, and communication theory. Students have the opportunity to participate in exciting internships across the nation. Students often test their skills by working on staff at the public radio and/or television station. 

Students take courses in Media Writing, Pop Culture Theory, Communication Law, and Public Relations. Students study human communication, writing styles for advertising and film, ethics in advertising, conflict management, and interpersonal communication. 

A Bachelor of Science in Communication also is beneficial to those looking to enter seminary, law school, or graduate school. 

Students wishing to enter the Department of Communications must meet the minimum requirement of a 2.0 GPA.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Since its founding in 1923, the well-noted public research institute, Lamar University has continued growing. It serves as a "Military Friendly School," especially through the development of its distance learning programs. Moreover, the accelerated five and eight week terms the online branch of the school has designed eases the learning of adult students juggling coursework and careers. Lamar University is awards Associate's, Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctorate degrees.

    LU Online undergraduate programs offer several different degree options. The University also offers graduate degree and certification programs for those desiring to advance their studies.


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