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Online Bachelor's Degree in Communication

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With a concentration in Corporate Communication and Public Relations

The Bachelor of Science in Communication degree online was developed by Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences and is fully accredited. It successfully prepares students for senior level Corporate Communications and Public Relations positions in any corporation or organization.

The comprehensive communications degree program (delivered fully online) begins with a common core of courses that emphasize communication theory and methods, and follows with a concentration in Corporate Communication and Public Relations.

Field of Study

The concentration in Corporate Communication and Public Relations covers a broad range of activities that help an organization address the communication and relationship challenges that arise when dealing with their various publics.

This field of study includes:

  • Public Relations,
  • Publication Design,
  • Journalism,
  • New Technologies in Communication, and
  • Mass Media and Society.

Skills and Future Responsibilities

Skills in this field range from written, to spoken, to visual communication. A communication specialist might be called on to announce a new product, plan a national or international conference or appear on television as the spokesperson for the corporation.

The communicator will also be involved with special events, press conferences, media plans, video production, and writing and editing of the in-house newsletter.

All organizations - both profit and non-profit - need communicators. Successful men and women in this field rise to senior level management, participate in major decisions, and are an integral part of the strategic planning process. Many communication graduates also go on to graduate study in such areas as law, business (MBA), or communication.

Online Communications Bachelor's degree key program features and benefits:

  • Quality: The communication degree online is fully accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education — add the Drexel name to your resume.
  • Flexible: Degree program is totally online - you never have to come to campus.  Complete the communication program at the pace that fits into your lifestyle. Take one course per term up to a full time credit load (12 or more credits per quarter).
  • Career-oriented: Provides a solid foundation in the areas of corporate communication and public relations – for use in current careers or future advanced studies.
  • Affordable: Special tuition for online students. Special tuition rates apply for employees of partnering corporations and members of partner professional associations.

This program is only available on a part-time basis. 

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