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Columbia College Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Communication—the most studied skill in history and most desired skill of employers. Become a professional communicator with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies degree from Columbia College.

Prepare to navigate the social world at Columbia College

You are never not communicating. Studying communication allows you to hone skills that will enhance your ability to succeed in both your personal and professional life. Often described as a “soft skill,” effective communication takes more knowledge and critical thinking than one might expect. Studying communication at Columbia College can open the door to endless job opportunities in a variety of fields.

According to The Princeton Review, Communication is number two of the top 10 majors. MarketWatch and LinkedIn report Communication as one of the top 10 most versatile majors. Finally, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in their 2018 Labor Market for Recent College Graduates, reports that Communication majors had the lowest unemployment rate at 3.9% of all humanities majors.

Opportunities to study:

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

Gain a valuable skill set

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

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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Available program formats

  • Core requirements 36 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

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