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Bachelor of Science in Communication

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As the U.S. economy continues to transition from goods-producing to service-providing employment, job candidates who have the ability to interact and communicate effectively with others—both interpersonally and through various forms of media—will be at a tremendous advantage. You could develop these skills by pursuing a bachelor's degree in communication from Purdue Global.

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Stackable Degree Option

The accelerated master's degree option allows you to work toward your bachelor’s degree while simultaneously completing courses in a master's degree program. Learn more below.

Bachelor of Science in Communication Program Highlights

The Bachelor of Science in Communication curriculum emphasizes:

  • Writing and speaking skills, group dynamics, team building, and resolving complex issues that arise in the workplace
  • Planning and developing dynamic, interactive multimedia presentations and websites
  • Understanding the effects of technology, government and industry regulation, and legal and ethical issues in communication
  • Utilizing new media and software applications most frequently used in business, institutional, and home environments 

In addition, the faculty in our communication courses sometimes provide feedback to students through hotlinks to relevant video clips, web links, and digital resources.

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Accelerated Master's Degree Option

Interested in continuing on to pursue a graduate degree? Our flexible degree pathways allow you to work toward any of the following Purdue Global master’s degrees while you earn your bachelor’s degree: 

  • Master of Public Administration 
  • Master of Science in Human Services 
  • Master of Science in Legal Studies 
  • Master of Science in Psychology 

Complete both your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately. Speak to Student Support for more details upon enrollment in this bachelor’s degree program.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

This program is designed to prepare you to enter the fields such as*:

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Organizational communication
  • Public relations
  • Publishing
  • Human resources
  • Law
  • Criminal justice
  • Politics and public administration
  • Ministry
  • Social services
  • Opinion and market research
  • Fundraising
  • Civil service
  • International business
  • Management
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How Do I Get Started?

Purdue Global offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.


Start Date

April 18, 2018

Start Date

July 05, 2018

Start Date

September 19, 2018

Start Date

December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

Through a combination of theory and application, this program is designed to help you develop strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills applicable in any career field. Courses include:

  • Mass Media and Broadcasting
  • Public Speaking for the Professional
  • Tools for the Digital Age
  • Group Dynamics and Team Building
  • Organizational Communication
  • Technical Communication
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits88
  • Elective Credits59
  • Total Credits180

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Desired Track Only one track is available for this program.
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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$371.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

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Helpful Information

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*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.