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Develop and sharpen your communication skills while earning your bachelor's degree in communication. Explore digital media, public relations, intercultural and organizational communications, and prepare for a career in a multitude of industries.

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Online Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication

Open the Door to Multiple Career Paths

A UTSA Online Bachelor of Arts in Communication opens the door to careers in many industries. Through this comprehensive program, you’ll apply your writing, editing, research, and presentation talents to convey information to diverse audiences effectively and efficiently.  These marketable skills will ensure that you remain highly valued by employers in many industries.

Outcomes-focused B.A. in Communication Offered 100% Online

Coursework is offered fully online! You will work at your own pace to keep your work, life, and education in balance to graduate from a top-university.

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Careers in Communication

Through this program, you’ll develop a highly marketable skill-set. Because communication skills are so versatile, you’ll be able to seek a career in just about any industry.

Top job titles for UTSA Communication graduates include:

  • Marketing Specialist/Manager
  • Public Relations
  • Communication Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Technical Writer
  • Editor/Copywriter

Communication and its related career pathways are currently in average demand in San Antonio in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Chicago, IL, Boston, MA and Washington D.C. More than 144,000 Communication-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Industries for Communication Graduates

Develop and sharpen your verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skill-set to prepare you for an exciting career in a multitude of sectors. Effective communication skills are prized by employers across a wide range of industries.

Industries that posted the most communication-related positions in 2018–19 include:

  • Higher Education
  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Management and Technical Consulting
  • General Hospitals
  • Insurance Carriers

Salaries for Communication Graduates

The salary range for open communication-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 was:

lowest 10% $34,520
median $52,799
top 10% $90,630
Source: Burning Glass

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Communication Degree Classes

Courses in this degree plan include:

To complete the Communication program, you’ll complete 120 credit hours, including 42 core hours, 42 major hours, 6 language hours, 30 elective hours. More details.

Earn Highly Marketable Skills 

These marketable skills will ensure that you remain highly valued by employers in many industries. 

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving:
Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions and overcome problems. Students will be able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness. 

Global/Intercultural Fluency:
Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences. 
 

Oral/Written Communications:
Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.  
 

 

Teamwork/Collaborations:
Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers across cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition for the Online B.A. in Communication program is $450 per credit hour.

You may qualify for financial aid, including grants, loans, and scholarships. For eligibility, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the applicable aid year. UTSA’s federal school code is 010115. You must complete a new application each year you are attending.

As a Military Friendly School, we offer many programs to support our students in the military, our veterans, and their families, while working closely with the UTSA Veterans Certification Office. Veterans and military families, please note that UTSA’s Online B.A. in Communication is not eligible for the Hazelwood Act benefit.

Because communication skills are so versatile, you’ll be able to seek a career in just about any industry. Top job titles for UTSA Communication graduates include:

  • Marketing Specialist/Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Communication Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Technical Writer
  • Editor/Copywriter

Time-to-completion will vary based upon the number of previously earned credits that are eligible for transfer. If taking the full 120 credit hours required, it can take four to five years, depending on course load. With transfer credit, the time to graduation may be significantly less—possibly one to two years. The good news is that your Academic Advisor will help you customize your graduation plan.

A maximum of 66 credit hours of lower division (freshman and sophomore) transfer work from a community college will be allowed to apply to a bachelor’s degree at UTSA. If you have exceeded the 66 hours of lower division work, the most applicable 66 credit hours will be applied to the degree you would like to earn. In order to earn a degree from UTSA, all students must successfully complete a minimum of 30 applicable credits at UTSA.

There is no maximum number of transferable hours from a four-year regionally accredited institution. However, the applicability of the transfer coursework to the degree you would like to earn must be determined. Any coursework that does not correspond to courses offered by the university may transfer as elective credit.

All applicants to the online B.A. in Communication are subject to the standard UTSA requirements.

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