Bachelor's Degree Program
Find your voice, tell your story and earn your communication degree from a personal, interactive program. UAF’s interdisciplinary approach to communication and emphasis on real-world learning and small-class environments ensures you’ll develop the wide variety of skills needed for the professions of today and the future. If you choose, you can concentrate your communication degree in Dispute Resolution or Indigenous Dispute Resolution.
Work closely with experienced faculty on specialized projects. Gain support and knowledge through resources like our UAF Speaking Center. Get career experience and build your résumé through our student-run newspaper, The Polaris, or our student newscast, Nanook News.
You’ll graduate as a high-demand candidate with a foundation of knowledge applicable to a wide range of highly marketable careers.
What Is Communication?
Communication is the study of how humans convey meanings from one group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and symbols. In other words, communication seeks to discover and understand the many ways people connect to other people.
If you are a people person who enjoys speaking and working with others in a variety of settings, communication is the career path for you.
Communication is among the most sought-after skills by employers across industries. It’s also a skill that will enrich all areas of your life, at home and in the workplace. That’s why the online bachelor’s degree in communication is one of the most versatile and practical majors you can choose. From careers in business to law to community advocacy and beyond, a degree in communications will provide the foundational knowledge and practical training to achieve your greatest potential.
If you’re looking at other majors but still want to develop this critical skillset, we offer a minor in communication, which is also available online.
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Why Study Communication at UAF?
Communication majors at the University of Alaska Fairbanks access cutting-edge courses and gain extensive practical experience through projects, internships and student organizations. Your plan of study will be unique to you, ensuring the courses you take will align with your specific interests. You’ll graduate prepared for the careers of today and tomorrow. Here are more reasons to earn your bachelor’s in communication at UAF.
- Engage in marketable communication research projects focused on social media interactions.
- Option to specialize your communication online degree in dispute resolution or Indigenous dispute resolution.
- Work closely with expert faculty on projects you can help design based on your interests, in the context of a caring and supportive learning environment.
What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Communication?
Communication is a highly versatile major that will prepare you for a wide range of
career options. This is a program in which you’ll learn across disciplines and gain
practical, real-world training that will help you stand out to employers today and
in the future.
Our communication graduates go on to successful careers in business, law, social services, healthcare, public relations, broadcasting and much more. Many also choose to pursue graduate study.
Requirements for a Communication Degree
Required courses for the online degree in communication explore topics such as media and culture, news writing, communication research methods and theory and intercultural communication. The program also includes a capstone seminar in communication.
Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in Communication
Take the next step toward earning your bachelor’s degree. We have the resources to help you get started.
Have questions? Our expert advisors are here to guide you every step of the way. Let us know how we can help.
Transferring to UAF? We can walk you through the process and help make sure you get the most out of the credits you’ve earned.