Bachelor's in Communication Studies

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Why Communication Studies? 

Our curriculum explores new advances and forward-looking innovations in global communications, which will continue to grow as the world becomes more interconnected. Pursue a career with endless opportunities.  

What You'll Learn 

By learning to improve and evolve the way we share ideas, record our experiences, and relate our points of view, you will be shaping the stories we tell and the way we connect. These skills are at the heart of the Information Age, and will prepare you for success in marketing, politics, public relations, social media, higher education, and more.

Program Details

A Bachelor’s degree prepares you for a rising career and for future graduate study by emphasizing clear communication, critical thinking, and a leading-edge understanding of your chosen field. View the core requirements and electives needed to earn a Bachelor's in Communication Studies from Columbia College.

A Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science require slightly different coursework. A Bachelor of Arts allows you to take more classes in the humanities, specifically foreign language. A Bachelor of Science requires more courses specific to your major.

  • Communication theory 
  • Intercultural communication 
  • Film history 
  • Social media 
  • Nonverbal communication 
  • Organizational communication 
  • Gender communication 
  • Food communication

Pair your degree with a related minor or explore your other interests without taking on a full course load.

Careers & Outcomes 

The Communication Studies major at Columbia College prepares students for some of the most important jobs in our society. These roles will continue to grow as the world becomes more interconnected. Aside from enhancing aspects of life such as personal conversations and mass media use, the Communication Studies major develops the skills employers want. 

Students are ready to work in a variety of industries or advance to a graduate-level program. 

Work for corporate, government or non-profit organizations. Help businesses and organizations convey their messages accurately, effectively and strategically. Work in advertising, marketing, public relations, politics and related fields. 

Some possible paths include: 

  • Higher education 
  • Corporate communication 
  • Non-profit advocacy 
  • Marketing 
  • Politics 
  • Public relations 
  • Social media 
  • Entrepreneurship

Flexible Education

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.


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