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- Duration 3.5 years
- Cost per Credit $410
- Credit Hours 120
- TAWC’s online communications degree prioritizes inclusivity and accessibility for all students, especially women in traditionally marginalized communities
- Gain skills in critical thinking, research, analysis, writing and speaking
- This program is fully online and accelerated, allowing you to achieve your educational and career goals faster
- Customize your degree by incorporating electives from disciplines like mass communication, interpersonal communication, and organizational communication
Learn to Craft Messaging Across Platforms and Contexts
The online BA in Communications degree from The American Women’s College of Bay Path University (TAWC) will help you develop transferable skills for a range of professional paths. Study the art and science of communication while preparing to reach diverse audiences using strategic messaging to get results. Through courses in new media technology, media literacy, design thinking, and more, you’ll graduate ready to launch a successful career.
Enter a Growing, Dynamic Field
Employment in media and communication is expected to increase by 6% through 2031, and the average wage for this occupation group is $62,340 per year.1 The online communications bachelor’s degree from TAWC provides exposure to all areas of communication to prepare you for the job you want – today and in the future. After graduation, you’ll be qualified to pursue roles in public relations, marketing, community relations, journalism, and more.Explore Careers
Build Interdisciplinary Skills, 100% Online
40 Total Courses
120 Total Credits
The online bachelor’s degree in communications follows the liberal arts tradition and is designed to enhance your critical thinking, research, analysis and writing skills alongside a targeted major curriculum. Courses are six weeks long and delivered online to provide optimal flexibility for busy working adults.
- Social Media for Business
- Intercultural Communication
- Human Communication in a Digital World
- Gender and Communication
No Application Fee
6 Start Dates Per Year
Don’t put your professional goals on hold. Discover what you could achieve and apply to the online BA in Communications program today.
Applicants will need the following to apply:
|A completed application|
|2.0 GPA or higher|
Note: Students with a GPA under 2.0 may be considered
|Official transcripts from your high school or all regionally accredited institutions you have attended|
Earn Your Degree at an Affordable Price
$410 Per Credit Hour
$49,200 Estimated Total Tuition
Earning your degree online with TAWC is an investment in your future, which is why the University provides options when it comes to financing your education. Explore the financial aid resources and scholarship opportunities available to you.Tuition Details
What You’ll Learn
The online bachelor’s in communications program trains you to combine practical communication skills with the appropriate medium to deliver effective messaging in a variety of settings.
By Graduation, You’ll Have Skills to:
- Research and analyze mass media as a system of interrelated forces, including historical foundations, technological advances, economic dynamics, regulatory constraints, and ethical concerns
- Apply the concepts of social and legal regulation to evaluate the use of existing and emerging communicative materials
- Use communication theory to analyze and evaluate individual, group, and mass media messages
- Evaluate the complex relationship between communication/media theories and develop diverse individual, social, and professional practices
- Apply one or more communication research methods to address a range of media texts and audiences, production and technological practices, and relevant social issues
- Create communicative materials that incorporate communication theory, audience analysis, and persuasive strategies
- Demonstrate proficiency in one or more professional media writing or broadcast applications
- Conceptualize, design, and produce one or more journalistic or organizational communication works based on effective principles and practices of media aesthetics, communication standards and inclusion practices designed for a target audience
- Identify and be respectful of cultural differences and ethics in communicative and media practices
Learn from Industry Experts
At The American Women’s College, your learning is expanded by the rich workplace experience our faculty bring to the classroom. Faculty are professionals who hold an array of titles in the fields they teach. Their involvement in the day-to-day challenges of their role and industry brings curriculums to life with real-world examples as you connect what you learn to what they share.
Each faculty member at TAWC incorporates real industry experience into each lesson. As a student, you’ll receive personalized, one-on-one support and graduate fully prepared to face the challenges of your chosen field.
Emily Thompson, MA, Director, Liberal Studies, Communications & Justice Studies
Emily Thompson began her teaching career in 2012 with the English department at Northern Virginia Community College. This formative experience instilled a passion for equity-minded pedagogical practices that make higher education as accessible as possible to all learner populations. Emily carried this passion for equity and accessibility when she joined The American Women’s College as an Academic Director in 2016. She strives to apply a student-centered mindset to every aspect of her academic programs.
Emily holds an MA in English Literature from George Mason University and is a Ph.D. Candidate at UMass Amherst, specializing in English Renaissance drama and theatre history. Her other areas of interest include performance studies, body studies, affect theory, posthumanism, and decolonized pedagogy. Her dissertation studies the affective encounters between stage and spectator during staged bodily violence in Tudor and Stuart tragedy.
Frequently Asked Questions
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You can complete the program in three and a half years or less depending on transfer credits. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.
Tuition is $410 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 120 total credits for a total tuition of $49,200. You may transfer up to 90 credits, which may reduce the total cost of tuition. You can review all costs on the tuition page.
Yes, the online BA in Communications program accepts up to 90 transfer credits. You can learn more about by visiting the admissions page.
You’ll complete 120 credits to complete the online BA in Communications degree. You can review courses now.
The requirements for the online BA in Communications program include:
- Submit your application
- Submit official high school transcripts and college transcripts if applicable
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
- You can learn more about our admission requirements on the admissions page
Upon completion of your program, you will be prepared to pursue roles in public relations, marketing, community relations, journalism and more. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in media and communication occupations is expected to grow 6% through 2031. This growth will create about 68,600 new jobs over the decade. Learn more about your professional options after graduation by visiting our careers page.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Media and Communication Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/home.htm.