College of Communication > Academics > Communication and Media > Undergraduate > Communication and Media (BA) > Online Program
The BA in Communication and Media can be completed online, by transfer students, if certain prerequisites and additional degree requirements are met.
In order to be eligible for the BA in Communication and Media online format, students must meet the following requirements:
Transfer students are required to complete a writing course equivalent to DePaul’s WRD 103 Composition & Rhetoric I (e.g., English Composition 101) and are encouraged to complete WRD 104 Composition & Rhetoric II (e.g., English Composition 102) requirements prior to beginning the online courses at DePaul.
Additionally, students will need to complete college algebra equivalent to DePaul’s MAT 100 or 101 (or a higher math course, approved by an Academic Advisor in the College of Communication) before enrolling in the online program. Students who have successfully completed approved statistics and/or calculus course(s) will not need to take the math placement test.
Students should plan to complete all, or almost all, of their communication courses at DePaul. Some elective and liberal studies courses may be completed with transfer credits. Consult the
Transfer Course List for transferrable courses that may apply to
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) and elective course requirements.
The following degree requirements will need to be fulfilled in addition to the online course offerings:
Graduation requirements for the BA in Communication and Media online degree program are identical to those for all communication majors (see the current
Course Catalog for details). DePaul bachelor’s degrees require 192 quarter hours.
To complete the degree requirements online in a timely fashion, students could follow the recommended online degree plan:
Sample Two-Year Plan
Sample Three-Year Plan
Transfer students should select the Communication and Media Online Degree Program as their major when submitting a
transfer application for admission to DePaul.
For more information about the BA in Communication and Media online degree, contact your assigned advisor in
College of Communication Academic Advising.