Online Bachelor in Communication Program Overview

In the 100% online Bachelor of Science in Communication program (emphasis in Strategic Message Design & Human Interaction) you will learn branding and marketing on social media platforms, how to evaluate what makes an effective post, the content creation process, and how to develop a strategic plan for public outreach.

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As few as 3 years

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Through superior teaching, experiential learning, and educational activities that promote both critical and creative thinking, you will have the opportunity to develop and sharpen your written, verbal, and visual communication skills. While these skills are critical for all jobs, for those who want to pursue opportunities in Business, Public Relations, Marketing, or Social Media Management, strong communication abilities are key to a successful career.

As part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Communications program encourages a sense of “community” wherein collaboration, diversity, respect for all people, civility, and shared governance are cultivated. As the premier liberal arts college in the intermountain west, it provides the individual freedom for students to find and follow the passion that will allow them to excel in their careers, their community, and their families.

Students graduating from our communications programs traditionally rank high in regional and national competitions for journalism, broadcasting, and creative media. Excellent student-teacher ratio and online student support benefits students in terms of instruction and experience, providing an education not available at other institutions.

As a graduate of this program, you will:

  • Learn a functional approach to public outreach and interaction.
  • Evaluate methods of branding and advertising and learn how to apply those methods.
  • Develop the skills necessary to implement successful communication strategies in a variety of contexts. 
  • Be prepared to enter the workforce or enroll in a graduate program.

This program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Media Planner
  • Social Media Manager
  • Copywriter
  • Journalist

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Maximize the value of your online Bachelor of Science in Communications with an emphasis in Messaging & Human Interaction degree with our affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which includes all fees.

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*If you transfer credits the cost of total tuition may be less. Total tuition does not reflect scholarships or other financial aid you may be eligible for.


Designed to help you balance school, work, and family life SUU's Bachelor of Science in Communication with an emphasis in Strategic Message Design & Human Interaction conveniently features 24/7 online course delivery and multiple start dates each year. 

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Our streamlined admission process enables you to start quickly and easily. Please read the requirements, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. Requirements include:




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For the online Bachelor of Science in Communication with an emphasis in Strategic Message Design & Human Interaction* you must complete a minimum of 120 credits hours. This includes 30-35 credits of general education requirements, 12 credits of Bachelor of Science requirements, 12 credits of required core Communication courses, 33 credits of Strategic Message Design & Human Interaction required courses, and 24 to 48 elective credits. 

*This emphasis is the only Communications emphasis available 100% online

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"Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity."

                                                                                                          - Nat Turner

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