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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.

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.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

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

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.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Online

UTSA Core Curriculum

First-Year Experience AIS 1203 (required)
Communication 010 WRC 1013
WRC 1023 (p: WRC 1013)
Mathematics 020 MAT 1023 or equivalent
Life & Physical Sciences 030
Language, Philosophy & Culture 040
Creative Arts  050
American History  060 HIS 1043 or 2053
HIS 1053 or 2053
Govt-Political Science  070 POL 1013
POL 1133 or 1213
Social & Behavioral Sciences 080 ECO 2023 (p: pl. in clg. math)
Component Area Option (CAO) 090 MAT 1133 or 1053
(If AIS 1203 not required)

Major In Communication, B.A.

A. Communication Gateway Courses = 9 Hours

Foundations of Communication COM 3023*†
(p: WRC 1013 & WRC 1023)
Conduct of Communication Inquiry COM 3073*†
(p: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in COM 3023)
Language and Communication Theory COM 3083*†
(p: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in COM 3023)

B. Communication Core = 12 Hours

Public Speaking COM 2113 (p: WRC 1013)
Technical Writing ENG 2413
(p. WRC 1013 & WRC 1023)
Intercultural Communication or International Communication COM 3553 (p. COM 3023 & completion of or concurrent enrollment in COM 3073 and COM 3083) OR COM 3563 (p. COM 3023 & completion of or concurrent enrollment in COM 3083)
Theory and Practice of Social Interaction COM 4813
(p. Enrollment as a Communication major and Senior standing)

Additional Elective Hours in Communication = 21 Hours

Communication Elective UD/LD
Communication Elective UD/LD
Communication Elective UD
Communication Elective UD
Communication Elective UD
Communication Elective UD
Communication Elective UD

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