Bachelor in Communication

Inform and interact.

Communication plays a vital role in modern society. It permeates all social, corporate, civic, educational and religious situations -- so the demand for competent communicators continues to grow.

Our program is focused on information management and human interaction: We prepare you for careers in which people and information come together. We emphasize team-building, the analysis and organization of information, and critical thinking.

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ACU offers two communication degrees:

  • The Bachelor of Arts includes a foreign-language requirement and a minor, enabling you to apply your skills to a range of career fields.  
  • The Bachelor of Science includes studies in communication research and offers several hours of electives, allowing you to explore other disciplines.
Jeff Giddons

Giddens led the digital marketing team for Mark Cuban’s TV network.

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What can you do after graduation?

  • Public relations officer
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer
  • Recruiter
  • Mediator
  • Nonprofit director
  • Account executive
  • Youth minister
  • Reporter

Clubs and Activities

Communication majors get outside-the-classroom experience through a number of co-curriculars, clubs and campus resources including:

  • Practicums in professional settings
  • Forensics team (speech and debate)
  • Student media
  • Study abroad
  • Lambda Pi Eta (professional student group)
  • ACU Speaker Center
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Degree Details

Communication (BS/BA)


Corporate Communication (B.A. or B.S.)

Interpersonal and Cultural Studies (B.A. or B.S.)

Public Advocacy (B.A. or B.S.)

Required Hours

University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 54 credit hours (Choice of 3 tracks) + Electives: 18 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours*

*Based on track selection

Example Coursework

Discussion. Dissent and Debate

General Communication Theory

Small Group Communication

Business and Professional Communication

Minor Available:



Communication and Sociology

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: November 1st

Regular: February 1st

National Candidates: May 1st

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