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Explore the BA in Communication Studies degree at NMSU Online

The Communication Studies undergraduate major at NMSU Online equips students with a diverse skillset by investigating communication in various cultural contexts, including relational, organizational, intercultural, political, and more. In today's increasingly globalized world, competent communication is crucial for career advancement and successful interpersonal relationships.

Whether you are interested in starting a business, leading a community movement, striving to strengthen relationships, or working with other cultures, the study of human communication will be central to your success.

That is why NMSU Online's Communication Studies degree programs teaches students to develop comprehension of how people respond to various forms of communication and engage in public discourse. The course of study, in general, offers intercultural approaches to communication useful to public speaking, argumentation, and professional organizations.

Overview

Degree type: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

College: Arts and Sciences

Department: Communication Studies 

Delivery format: 100% online

Program Road Map: Review Course Offerings

Cost per credit hour:  

  • Undergraduate online: $395.40*† 
  • Active Military online: $250*† 

Accredited by: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

*For NMSU Online programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Online programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.

†For on-campus students, find tuition and fees here.

Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes

Communication Studies majors at NMSU Online experience many advantages:

  • Degree granted from New Mexico State University
  • Asynchronous courses delivery to accommodate student schedules and needs
  • 36 credits [4 semesters with 9 credits per semester; students may also enroll part time]
  • In-person courses are permissible
  • Learn the theory, history, and approaches to communication
  • Learn the same curriculum designed by our world-renowned faculty and gain a comprehensive view of communication by studying areas such as message design, interpersonal skills, and public speaking

Career Pathways

A bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from NMSU Online can help you launch your career in the following areas:

  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Human Resources
  • Media Relations
  • Marketing
  • Writing/Editing
  • Law Education
  • Communication
  • Administration
  • Government

Scholarships and Financial Aid

NMSU helps to keep your tuition costs affordable. But if you need financial help, NMSU is ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education to earn your Communication Studies bachelor’s degree.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU Online students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.

Contact Financial Aid

Phone: 1-888-729-6678
Email: onlineFA@nmsu.edu

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