Communication (BS)

The BS in communication at ASU's Tempe campus focuses on how message processes create, maintain and transform identities, relationships, workplaces and communities. This degree program provides a liberal arts grounding and a social science focus. Such courses and activities allow students to explore many fascinating questions, such as:

  • In what ways can messages convince people to eliminate negative health behaviors?
  • When, how and why do cultural differences make it difficult to communicate?
  • Why are some topics difficult to discuss and consistently lead to conflict?
  • Why do people differ in how committed they are to their work?
  • Why do some relationships flourish while others fade away?

Through rigorous coursework and rewarding applied experiences, students gain effective communication skills that are highly sought by employers. Students learn to write and speak effectively and to convey complex ideas simply, preparing them for employment in a variety of career fields or for graduate study.

Degree Offered

Communication (BS)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, The College of

Tempe, Online

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

Graduates of the program often attend leading graduate schools in communication, law or business schools, or find gainful employment in careers in the areas of:

  • campaign management
  • counseling
  • entrepreneurism
  • event planning
  • health care management
  • human resource management
  • intercultural relations
  • marketing
  • nonprofit management
  • public relations
  • sales