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The BA program in communication is a broad-based program that trains individuals to speak and write competently, manage relationships well, problem-solve effectively and understand the role and function of communication in public forums, organizational settings, relational exchanges and intercultural situations.

The curriculum provides an extensive understanding of the practical, theoretical and professional nuances of today's field of communication. Utilizing the nationally recognized CommLabASU, students perform in-depth study of what contributes to and detracts from effective human communication, recognizing that the art of communication is far more nuanced than simple speaking and writing prowess.

Students may pursue one or more focus areas to amplify their academic and professional preparation in specific contexts, including public relations, risk and strategic communication; media, culture and social technology; communication training and mentoring; sport communication; and dialogue, relationships and communities.

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Communication, BA

Offered by
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

West, Lake Havasu City

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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

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Career outlook

The Bachelor of Arts in communication prepares students for careers in social media and technology, global communication, public relations and strategic communications, risk and crisis communication, communication training, and mentoring, sport communication and communication philosophy. Because communication skills are crucial to many professions, graduates work in a variety of fields, including:

  • advertising
  • customer service and customer relations
  • education
  • fundraising
  • health and human services
  • human resources
  • international service
  • legal professions
  • lobbying
  • management
  • marketing
  • media and public relations
  • mediation
  • ministry
  • public administration
  • public advocacy
  • public office
  • research
  • sales
  • social media design and implementation
  • speech writing
  • training and development

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs6%$44,400
Advertising and Promotions Managers5.5%$106,130
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 10.4%$60,670
Media and Communication Workers, All Other 9.9%$47,900
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 10.4%$111,280
Public Relations Specialists 8.8%$59,300
Technical Writers 11%$70,930

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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