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Distance Learning & Online Communication Studies Degree Programs

A degree in communication studies is an excellent degree for those students interested in advancing in the business or communication fields. This course of study enhances the effective communication of the graduate in both written and verbal forms, as well as allows students to understand the importance of communication in all aspects of business, administration and management. Graduates of a degree in communication studies can find work as public relations officers or employees, entry to mid level managers, professional trainers, writers, advertising and marketing professionals as well as speechwriters, presenters or lobbyists.

The courses within the communication studies program include specific training in negotiation and conflict management, effective communication and interpersonal skill development, multicultural diversity in communication styles, international and global impact of various types and forms of communication as well as information gathering and research as it relates to forms and styles of communication. Communication throughout history and the changes that various inventions and advances have had on business and personal communication styles will be covered in the courses. The theoretical aspects of the courses allow students to understand the rationale behind the various communication styles and then apply it to real world situations through assignments and projects.

Graduates of the program of communication studies will have ample opportunity to enhance their own communication skills in many different forms. Some students may choose to focus on in-person or face-to-face communication skills whereas others may choose the written aspects of communication as a focus. All students will be encouraged to learn and understand the impact of technology on communication and how technology can be used to enhance communication in global economies and international markets. The importance of communication and the barriers that may develop in communication is the key focus of the program.

Associates Programs

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Associate of Arts in Business Administration – Visual Communications from American InterContinental University

Before students can enter a career in graphic design, artistic direction, or advertising, they will need to complete a degree in visual communications. This degree program will prepare them for business and creative challenges they will face including… Additional Information »

Bachelors Programs

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BA in Communication Studies from University of Maryland College Park

Being able to communicate effectively in any career is an essential part of being successful. Students who earn a degree in communication studies will be able to use the skills learned in many different fields and industries. Skills including written… Additional Information »

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Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication – Communication Management from Jones International University

Developing communication skills that can be used with employees, customers, and others is the main objective of this degree program. Students will learn how to use skills taught to successfully lead teams on projects and understand how to design and budget… Additional Information »

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Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Regis University

Those who earn a degree in communications will be able to find employment in various industries. Students will learn how to communicate effectively both in written and verbal form. They will also learn how to communicate with different groups of people,… Additional Information »

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Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design: Major in Visual Communications from

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in visual communications will be able to prepare, present and effectively provide various types of information through visual media. This would allow them to find careers as public relations officers, professional… Additional Information »

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Advanced Start Bachelor of Science in Communication from Kaplan University Online

A versatile degree in Communication gives students the practical skills they need to become competitive forces in areas like advertising, new media, public relations, technical writing, public administration, politics, publishing and more. Coursework… Additional Information »

Masters Programs

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MA in Communication Leadership from Gonzaga University

A Master of Arts degree in Communication Leadership program prepares students to become ethical, humanistic leaders with effective and improved conflict negotiations, resolution and communication skills. The program focuses on communication management… Additional Information »

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Master of Arts in Communication from Marist College

Marist's versatile Communication degree gives students graduate-level instruction and training in effective communication. Coursework prepares students for careers in public relations, human resources, management, and other leadership positions that require… Additional Information »

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