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Bachelor of Arts inCommunication Studies

Communication drives modern business in a global economy. Develop stronger, better-rounded communication skills that will help you deliver results in a fast-paced and ever-changing workforce through Concordia University, St. Paul’s Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.

Students with an interest in media and business communications will find fulfillment in Concordia University, St. Paul’s Communication Studies program.


Area of Study: Communication Studies

  • Next Start Date: 09/08/2015
  • Start Time: 7-8 p.m. CST
  • Credit Hours: 44
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

This program can be taken:

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Communication Studies
Curriculum Overview


The 44-credit hour program is centered on rigorous and applicable curriculum that addresses interpersonal, public, group, family, organizational, intercultural and mass communication theory and applications. Through this program, students are better prepared to meet the challenges of the modern business and media environment. Students can complete the program in an accelerated seven-week format.

Students must complete an eight credit internship. The metropolitan area provides vast internship opportunities in media and business.

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Class Name
  • Interpersonal Communication4
  • Intercultural Communication3
  • Small Group Communication4
  • Public Speaking4
  • Mass Communication4
  • Social Media & Public Relation4
  • Family Communication4
  • Organizational Communication4
  • Communication Research Methods4
  • Communication Theory4
  • Persuasive Communication3
  • Communication Internship8
COM-103 - Interpersonal Communication

Students examine their methods of interpersonal communication in various contexts including dyadic, small group, and mediated communication. Individual activities and group work include both oral and written components. Class discussions and small group activities provide opportunities to practice and refine interpersonal communication skills. Objective exams and quizzes focus on cognitive learning of the principles and concepts in the various communication contexts. (COM103 is one of the two choices for the communication general education requirement for all students. It is also a prerequisite for all communication majors.)

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  1. Apply Online
  2. Final and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
    * If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.* If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.
  3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below.  Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
    • What has led you to pursue your undergraduate degree?
    • What are your long term personal and professional goals?

*128 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor’s degree

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. Contact Concordia’s Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Career Potential

Students will have real-world experience beyond the classroom, with opportunities to work on student newspaper and complete an internship in the Twin Cities metro area – a major media market that headquarters to several national advertising, public relations and marketing agencies.

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Digital Media
  • Event Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Sales

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Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Concordia University, St. Paul online provides an affordable educational choice for adult learners. Concordia online offers program credits at a competitive rate.

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