Online Bachelor of Science in Communication

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Overview of the Online B.S. Communication Program

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Communication is a 22-month course of study program that provides an in-depth education from a Christian perspective for persons who desire to serve as communication professionals in churches, schools, organizations and businesses. The communication major provides comprehensive preparation in communication theory and practice. Graduates are prepared for a wide variety of careers and graduate education. The program is an online series of courses.

You’ll Learn To…

  • Describe the communication discipline and its central questions
  • Employ communication theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts
  • Engage in communication inquiry
  • Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context
  • Critically analyze messages
  • Demonstrate the ability to accomplish communicative goals
  • Utilize communication to embrace differences
  • Apply ethical principles and biblical practices

Career Options

  • Organizational Management
  • Author
  • Publication Editor
  • Copy and Technical Writer
  • Grant Writer
  • Conflict Mediator

TUITION

CREDIT HOURS
43 Total
TUITION
$392/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing iwuenroll@indwes.edu.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and employer reimbursement.

COURSES

Below are the courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

For a full list of courses required to complete your degree, please visit the Bachelor General Education page.

Directed Communication Studies

COM-115,COM-110,COM-233,COM-321,COM-329

15 credit hours required

Major Requirements

COM-280,COM-209,COM-227,COM-326,COM-352,COM-366

18 credit hours required

Core Requirements

COM-340,COM-370,COM-479,COM-480

10 credit hours required

REQUIREMENTS

Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

  • Completion of 120 semester hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of the required COM-courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of general education as specified.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Transfer Credits Policy
  • Credit must have been earned at a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with a minimum grade of "C."
  • Courses must be approved by the Division of Liberal Arts.
  • Students must complete at least 30 hours of the core curriculum at Indiana Wesleyan University.

START DATES

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

*Effective 07-01-2021 through 06-30-2022