Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
Upper Iowa University

Program Details

Upper Iowa University offers the online BS in Communication Studies. This degree provides students with the opportunity to learn about the central role communication has in our lives. Students learn to identify, analyze, and evaluate various communication goals and successfully adapt messages to the demands of complex situations. As global citizens, students learn to understand, value, and manage diverse communication behaviors associated with people from other groups, organizations, and cultures. As communication professionals, students gain competence in the theoretical and ethical foundations that inform research, organizational, and professional practices. This degree prepares students for a professional career in government, industry, academia, or graduate school. 

Students can choose from the following areas of emphasis: 

  • Communication Studies
  • Sports Communication
  • Mass Media


  • Diploma from a regionally accredited and/or state-recognized public or private high school, or successful completion of a GED equivalent
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA for any previous college course work

School Accreditation Statement

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