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Online Degrees and Programs

The College of Communication offers a growing selection of undergraduate and graduate coursework that combines innovative and distinctive delivery methods to students wishing to supplement or complete their academic work through online learning either through hybrid or fully online courses.

In addition to individual courses, we also offer:

Students and Faculty Are the Cornerstones of Our Courses

Here in the College of Communication, the same faculty who teach in our physical classrooms also teach in our virtual classrooms. Our faculty develop their online courses with an artisan’s approach based on their expertise in their given disciplines. Students aren’t tied to prefabricated course content from outside sources, and students are not made to view pre-recorded classroom lectures. This approach is coupled with the college’s high standards that ensure consistency and quality in each and every class that we offer. All of these factors go toward giving students a more active and vibrant learning experience in their studies both in and outside of the classroom.


BA Degree in Communication and Media — Online Degree Completion Program

The BA in Communication and Media can be completed online, by transfer students, if certain prerequisites and additional degree requirements are met. Visit the Communication and Media major for details.

MA Degree in Professional Communication (PROCMN) — Online Degree Program

The MA in Professional Communication (PROCMN) is an accelerated, one-year online master’s degree that equips emerging communication leaders with the skills and network to advance in their careers. Visit the Professional Communication MA page for details.


Below is a selection of courses offered online at various times throughout the academic cycle. Please check the Schedule of Classes to see when specific courses are offered by term.

101 Introduction to Human Communication
102 Introduction to Mass Communication
103 Intercultural Communication
394 The Working World of Communication
396 Senior Capstone

516 Research Methods: Health Care Practitioner

324 Culture of Consumption
328 History of Rhetoric an Communication

275 Introduction to Journalism
278 News Reporting
361 Journalism, Law and Ethics

200 Seminar on Multiculturalism in the US

208 History of Cinema I: 1890–1945
231 Introduction to Documentary Studies
273 Storytelling and Style in Cinema
341 Topics in Radio Studies

201 Business and Professional Communication
251 Organizational Communication
316 Communication and Group Decision Making
317 Topics in Group Communication
353 Communication and Organizational Change
354 Employment Interviewing
357 Topics in Organizational Communication

255 Principles Public Relations
256 Writing for PR and Advertising
291 Research Methods for the PRAD Professional
334 Advertising and Public Relations Ethics
335 Advertising and Society
351 Copywriting
377 Marketing Public Relations
396 Public Relations and Advertising Senior Capstone
530 PR and Advertising Management
553 Advertising

211 Interpersonal Communication
313 Nonverbal Communication
318 Close Relationships
320 Deceptive Communication
329 Persuasion

Online Learning Staff