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Communication Arts: Bachelor’s Degree

Enhance your communication skills for your own personal and professional development in the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program (designed for adults with previous college credit aiming to complete their degree). In this major, you’ll learn to create and deliver effective presentations, craft well-reasoned arguments, and build dialogue between people and groups. Explore how media, entertainment, and commercial institutions impact individuals and society. Enrich your understanding of writing and speaking while learning to integrate media into presentations.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Course Length
10 Weeks

Bachelor's Degree
$755 (per credit)

Format
Hybrid or Online

Admission
Transferable Credit

Duration
Varies

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University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.

Skills You’ll Learn

Deliver effective, audience-relevant presentations to engage, inform, and entertain audiences

Craft well-reasoned and persuasive arguments

Write and speak with more skill and influence

What is a Bachelor's Completion Program?

bachelor's completion program is designed for adults who have started, but not yet finished, an undergraduate degree. Students can transfer up to three years of previous college credit directly toward a bachelor's degree from the University of Denver through this program ideal for those seeking flexibility in completing their degree.

Curriculum

11

Core Courses

10

Major Courses

Varies

Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development, and future direction of the industry. These courses provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout your concentration and elective courses. The capstone serves as the culminating academic experience in which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field of study.

CA 2050 Effective Communication
CA 2100 Creativity and Innovation
LOS 2050 Organizational Behavior
LOS 2100 Leadership
PPSS 2050 Ethical Decision Making
PPSS 2100 Concepts of the Public Good
ST 2050 Scientific & Critical Thinking
ST 2100 The Digital Age
GS 2050 21st Century Global Issues
GS 2100 The Past as Prologue
BACP 2050 Writing Workshop
Major Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

CA 3050 Media and Society
CA 3100 Cross-Cultural Communication
CA 3150
Effective Presentations
CA 3200 Art and Interpretation
CA 3250 Visual & Physical Communication
CA 3300 Communication for Challenging Situations
BACP 3350 Directed Research
BACP 3400 Civic Engagement
BACP 3450 Integrative Project Design
BACP 3500 Integrative Project
Elective Courses

Electives vary based on the amount of credits transferred. Your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Communication Arts

College graduates enjoy 57% more job opportunities than non-graduates, according to a study done by the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute.

Communication professionals can expect a 6% growth through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This job growth is due to the need for organizations to create, edit, translate, and distribute information through a variety of diverse platforms.

According to the Balance, possessing strong communication skills will help you get a job, secure promotions, and be successful.

Increase your earning potential with a bachelor’s degree! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a bachelor’s degree will out-earn high school graduates by at least $25,000 annually.


 

 

Job Titles

 
 
Public Relations Specialist
Advertising Manager
Communications Specialist
Trainer
 
 
Fundraiser
Writer/Editor
Event Planner
Human Resources Administrator
 

 

 

 

Communications Specialist Salary: National Average

$52,836

(Glassdoor)

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Bachelor of Arts Completion Program

“What I really enjoyed about the Bachelor of Arts Completion Program was the support that I received on campus and outside of campus from the advisors.” —Ryan Baller, graduate.

Flexible Online Classes

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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Combined Degrees

Accelerate your education by combining bachelor's completion with earning a master's degree.

 

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Accreditation

 


Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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