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BA in Communications

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in Communications prepares adults for career change, advancement or graduate education, while providing personal enrichment. The program explores the various aspects of creating, transmitting and analyzing messages which flow among individuals, groups, organizations and societies. Students may focus on communications courses relating to oral communications and/or mass media communications. Students develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines while developing a greater depth of knowledge in Communications.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply communication concepts and theories to real world problems and issues within one or more communication industries.
  • Create messages adapted for the audience, context and purpose.
  • Critically analyze media messages.
  • Demonstrate communication technologies and techniques.
  • Apply ethical communication principles and practices.
  • Synthesize research within the communications field using quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

*This list is a guide. Other communications courses may be appropriate for this area of study.

Note 1: Courses in speech needed to prepare students for college-level studies CANNOT be accepted toward Thomas Edison State University degree requirements.

Note 2: Courses in "Speaking English" for foreign students or students with disabilities may be free electives or remedial courses (developmental). Course descriptions will need to be reviewed. If course is remedial (developmental), it CANNOT be accepted toward Thomas Edison State University degree requirements.

Note 3: Degree candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Communications are advised to take Public Speaking in order to satisfy the General Education Oral Communications requirement.

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit – all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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