Online Communication Degrees

Looking for a communication program that targets your career goals?

Work toward a Purdue Global bachelor's degree in communication and learn the latest skills from practicing professionals with real-world experience in the field as you gain the credentials you need to succeed. All classes are 100% online, so it’s easy to create a study schedule that fits your lifestyle.

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Online Communication Degree Programs

Strong communication skills are an invaluable asset in a variety of industries. Those working in this field use their highly developed writing and speaking skills to resolve complex issues in the workplace, share information, and more. Start building a rewarding career in this challenging field today.

In this program, you'll develop strong written and verbal communication skills as you study group dynamics and team building. You'll also explore legal and ethical issues in communication, learn to plan and develop presentations, and more.

  • Business Foundations
  • Digital Communication
  • Public Relations
15–18 hrs/week
4 years

Single Courses and Micro-Credentials

Single Courses

Certain courses are available to nondegree-seeking students. Upon successful completion of a course, you may transfer the credits earned toward a degree at Purdue Global if the course is part of the Purdue Global degree program.

Professional Focus + Google Career Certificates

Earn a New Media Writing Micro-Credential and a Google Data Analytics, Project Management, or UX Design Certificate at the same time.

Admissions Requirements and Resources

To get started as a Purdue Global student, you must meet certain academic requirements and complete an enrollment application. Here's what you'll need to begin:

For Undergraduate Programs and Certificates:

  • You must be a high school graduate, possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or other equivalency diploma. If you are a high school senior eligible to apply, you must submit proof of high school graduation.

For Graduate Programs and Certificates

  • A bachelor's degree is required to enroll in a master's degree or graduate certificate program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of the required degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process.

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Use our online calculator to estimate when you'll finish your program and see how your prior credits and experience can save you time and money.

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Purdue Global makes the process easy. You can apply online today (self-guided) or contact us to walk you through the process.

Upcoming Start Dates

We offer multiple start dates throughout the year. Choose the one that works best for your schedule.
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Resources Related to Studying Communication

To help you in your communication career goals and options, we have the news and resources you need.

While you might expect a communication degree to lead to a career in journalism, broadcasting, public relations, or marketing, the skills developed during the program can lead to a wide range of career options.

When planning their education and future careers, many students think only of the hard skills needed to get the job, such as how to create and manage a budget, how to insert an IV, and how to file a court motion.

Communication Program

Why choose Purdue Global for your bachelor’s in communication?

Academic Calendar

Programs start throughout the year to offer flexibility for your education, life, and work schedules.


Employment and Career Advancement: Purdue Global does not guarantee employment placement or career advancement. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and opportunities for employment. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.