Communication Courses

University of Missouri-Columbia
Bachelor of arts
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Courses for this program are 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Your degree requires 120 credit hours, which may include transfer credits from other regionally accredited institutions.

The courses you take will include:

Transfer students

The number of credits you need to take will depend on the type of previous credit earned and the institutions' accreditation and transfer equivalencies. The admissions office will determine your transfer credit once they receive your official transcripts and application. Visit the University of Missouri Course Equivalency site to determine credit equivalencies from courses taken at other Missouri institutions.

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The chart below shows when core courses are traditionally offered. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless otherwise noted. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Course spotlight

COMM 1200 Public Speaking

Few skills are as essential to both societal and individual well-being and professional success as public speaking. A 2018 LinkedIn survey asked 2,000 businesses what soft skills they desired most in potential employees. Of all the possible responses, communication skills, which included public speaking, came in second (Petrone, 2018). To help prepare students to be excellent speakers in every facet of their life, Mizzou offers an online public speaking opportunity for students looking to boost their oral public speaking skills, research abilities and persuasive prowess. In this course, you will have the opportunity to improve your competence and confidence in public speaking by crafting four audience-centered presentations. The presentations will help you learn how to adapt content for varying speech purposes and specific audiences, while also helping to improve your media literacy skills.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

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This program is administered by the Department of Communication