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Earn Your BA in Communication Online

The advent of social media and digital communication has enabled many individuals to become communicators in profound and innovative ways. Yet the world needs individuals who are academically prepared to communicate in sound, professional, and responsible fashion. The online bachelor’s degree in communication at American Public University (APU) explores the evolving and influential communications and media landscape.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Comprehensive Coursework

APU's communications degree explores public speaking, social media, intercultural communication, mass communication, and ethics. Additional course options include journalism, public relations, strategic communication, and digital tools and media.


This program aims to prepare you to create clear, concise, content-rich communication. To focus on your personal or professional goals, you will choose a concentration.

Real-World Insight

Faculty enrich your learning with their industry knowledge and skill. They share relevant perspective from their professional roles in media, government, and business.

Online Pioneer

As a leader in online education, APU is uniquely positioned to provide this online bachelor of communication. APU has been at the forefront of innovation, the use of multimedia technologies, and quality communication production.

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