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Communication is critical in every organization and facet of life. With MU’s online bachelor’s program, you can gain skills necessary to become a communication expert and
- Understand applied and theoretical approaches to media, social media and communication in interpersonal, organizational, community and political contexts;
- Influence individual, organizational and public attitudes and behavior to achieve desired outcomes;
- Experience a program that blends media, organizational and interpersonal communication issues in ways that reflect the reality of work in the field of communication.
No matter where you are in your career, a bachelor’s degree in communication from Mizzou will help you stand out. Prepare to enter the workforce, change your career or advance your current position with MU. Our faculty and staff are active in conducting communication research that helps them provide a high-quality education to our students.
Official nameBachelor of arts in communication
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeBachelor's degree
Academic homeCollege of Arts & Science | Department of Communication
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Freshman credit hours120
Freshman estimated cost$43,758.00
Transfer credit hours60
Transfer estimated cost$21,879.00
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Graduates tend to possess highly valued skills such as
- Project management
- Customer service
- Teamwork and collaboration
This degree may help you qualify for positions in
- Digital communication
- Social media
- Public relations
- Corporate communication
The online bachelor’s in communication is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Online courses have varying lengths. The length of your program depends on how many credit hours you transfer and whether you study part time or full time.
Core course work covers
- Crisis communication
- Communication competencies for a diverse workplace
- Media and society
- Political communication
- Persuasion theory
- New technology and communication
- Organizational communication
Typical program lengthVaries
Typical course loadVaries if full time or part time
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
Dr. Kearney’s research focuses on issues of communication and violence. She is investigating how various publics come to understand and cope with mass shootings. Her line of research is committed to revealing patterns of response and reporting following mass attacks in an effort to more clearly understand how to address future incidents of mass violence.
Dr. Josey’s primary area of research resides at the intersection of new technology, media effects and media stereotyping. His work examines how persons of color are framed stereotypically in Internet news and the effects that such portrayals have on media consumers.