B.S./B.A. in Communication

Being an effective communicator is perhaps the most important of all life skills, affecting all aspects of our personal and professional lives. As a communication major, you will be prepared to excel in a wide range of career fields or to continue your education in graduate school. Your advanced skills in communication will allow you to play a vital role in many areas of modern society – social, corporate, civic, educational or religious.

Being an effective communicator is perhaps the most important of all life skills, affecting all aspects of our personal and professional lives. As a communication major, you will be prepared to excel in a wide range of career fields or to continue your education in graduate school. Your advanced skills in communication will allow you to play a vital role in many areas of modern society – social, corporate, civic, educational or religious.

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Mission

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The Department of Communication and Sociology equips graduates to communicate skillfully, conduct research, and think critically, globally and missionally to prepare them for service in a variety of careers.

Program Structure

B.S./B.A. in Communication Degree Details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Tracks

Corporate and Nonprofit Communication
Public Advocacy
Communication Studies

Required

University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 48 credit hours (choice of 3 concentrations) + Electives: 24 credit hours (B.S. degree)* = Total Required: 128 credit hours

*B.A. degree includes 15 hours of electives and a 9-hour supplement

Example Coursework 

Nonprofit Event Communication
Intercultural Communication
Small Group Communication
Business and Professional Communication

Minor Available

Yes

Department

Communication and Sociology

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Student Opportunities

As a communication major, you will have the opportunity to expand your skill set and network with co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities, including:

  • Professional internships
  • Independent and faculty-led research
  • ACU Speech and Debate Team
  • Study Abroad
  • Lambda Pi Eta (communication honor society)
  • COSO department clubs
  • ACU Speaking Center

Careers

A degree in communication is flexible and equips you to succeed in a variety of careers. Examples of career paths include:

  • Nonprofit administration
  • Social media management
  • Public relations
  • Human resources
  • Recruiting
  • Negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Organizational consulting