Bachelor’s in Communications
Communication is constantly changing. New technology, new methods of communicating, new styles, and new trends make up the world of communications. The curriculum at Lindenwood University will provide you with the background and theories of communication along with the up-to-date knowledge needed to succeed now and in the future. If you are thinking of pursuing a communications major, you need to check out our flexible online program.
The Lindenwood University communication degree online program is not only classroom learning but also experiential learning. You will have hands-on experience in the field or the studio, applying your classroom knowledge in environments made for on-the-job training. You will learn basic skills expected of communications professionals, like creating and maintaining web pages; shooting, editing, and uploading video; basic reporting; and how to write professionally for electronic media. The Lindenwood Communications program will also provide you with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to help you make professional and ethical decisions in the professional world.
Lindenwood’s flexible online bachelor’s in communication can enable you to balance your personal and professional responsibilities while gaining the analysis skills and valuable insights to create positive change for organizations in business, health care, education, and more.
Program at a Glance
Cost Per Credit
Every mass communications student at Lindenwood University is required to take core courses, which make up 36 credit hours of your Bachelor of Arts degree. These courses will teach you the basics of the mass communications field. You will learn reporting, radio production, video production, writing for electronic media, mass communication law and theory, ethics, and more. Once you have mastered these skills, which are critical to your success, other courses are incorporated, including: broadcast, media management and sales, and sports information.
The Journalism program at Lindenwood University is extremely hands-on and experiential. You will study in a classroom and gain real-world experience through Lindenwood’s media outlets.
The world of media and communication moves at lightning speed. To be successful in this fast-paced field, you need an education that includes a wide variety of foundational topics and skills. When you graduate, you should have expansive knowledge of communication networks, editing media studies, reporting, shooting video, and other critical skills. The communications degree offered online at Lindenwood University provides a holistic education that includes knowledge and skills in:
- Communication Theory and Research
- Applied Mass Communication-Sports Information
- Media Literacy
There are several career paths you can venture into after earning your communication degree online from Lindenwood University Online. Students with a focus on journalism and reporting can become editors for large or small publications. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) editors earn an annual median wage of $63,350 per year. Public relations specialist is another career path you can qualify for with a bachelor of communication degree. These professionals earn an annual median wage of $62,800, according to the BLS.
For admission to your program, you will need to complete your online application and submit the following documents:
- Online application
- Official transcripts
All colleges and universities previously attended. If you have fewer than 24 college credits, you will need to submit your official high school transcript.
If cumulative college GPA is below a 2.0, the following will also be required:
- Letter of intent/personal statement
(1–2 page document indicating your interest in the program and Lindenwood)
The cost per credit hour for this program is $495. Besides affordable tuition, we offer a generous transfer policy of up to 90 credits toward your degree completion to further offset tuition costs—to save you time and money on your education!
Frequently Asked Questions
Your communication degree program offers a strong foundation in advertising, applied communication skills, critical analysis, electronic media, journalism, media studies, social media, transmission marketing, and more.
With the advancements in digital media and marketing, the world is more connected than ever. The result of this global connection is a professional landscape that is wide open for graduates with their Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
Every school and degree program will vary in scope and experience. If you are interested in a career in communications, media, marketing, social media, or another related field, contact us today so we can discuss your next best step.
Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?
Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community. Students who earn their communications degree online at Lindenwood can expect the same tradition of academic excellence that we have provided all our students since our founding.
We evolve our online degree programs to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.
We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.
Our bachelor of arts in communications programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.
We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students who choose a communications major with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.
We are committed to helping you succeed.
Throughout each step of your communications degree online program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success.
Are you ready to earn your communications degree online? Contact us today to discuss your career ambitions, so we can help plan your best path toward success.