Online BA in Communication

Prepare to be part of the dynamic revolution in communication, while learning best practices in action—from digital and social media to strategic communication.

American Public University offers a versatile online Bachelor of Arts in Communication for those seeking to build knowledge in this evolving industry. In this program, you will explore

  • Public speaking
  • Small group, interpersonal, and mass communication
  • Theory and research
  • Communication ethics
  • Social media

You will choose from two concentration options:

  • Digital Communication and Media Design
  • Strategic Communication

Mobile and web technology have empowered many to become communicators in profound ways. Yet the professional world needs individuals who are academically prepared to communicate in sound, professional, and responsible fashion. APU excels in innovation, the use of multimedia technologies, and the production of quality individual and mass communication.

As a leader in online education, American Public University is uniquely positioned to provide an online Bachelor of Communication. You will find our engaging virtual classroom an intriguing laboratory for collaboration as you learn to demonstrate effective practices in the field.

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