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Bachelor's in Communication

The Bachelor of Science in Communication at Indiana Wesleyan University prepares students for careers in several top fields, including business, marketing, politics, journalism, and faith-based settings. In as little as two years, students can complete their bachelor’s in communications degree and start moving toward the career they want. Our faculty combine their expertise with their Christian faith to help students understand how to effectively weave their biblical worldviews into their professional decision-making.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Communication Online at IWU?

The online B.S. in Communication program at IWU gives adult learners a way to earn their undergraduate degree without putting their current life on hold. Our faculty delivers the same quality of education students would expect from a campus-based experience. They teach and mentor from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career. Plus, we offer tech support, tutoring, and other student services that can help you succeed in the program. We also lock in the rate of your tuition once you start this communications degree program, so you do not have to worry about cost increases throughout your education.

What Will I Learn in this Communication Bachelor’s Degree Online Program?

The curriculum in this bachelor’s in communication program is designed to help students learn how to effectively analyze messages, engage in effective dialogue, and use language to achieve desired actions and outcomes. Course topics include public relations, organizational communication, persuasion, and more. Faculty will also share your Christ-centered values and will help you understand how to effectively apply your faith to your communications career.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

43 Credit Hours


$398/ Credit Hour

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

Financial AidTuition Info

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
What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Science in Communication Program

Coursework for your online bachelor’s in communications degree program covers how to:

  • Create messaging that is effective at engaging an intended audience to elicit a desired response
  • Utilize modern communication tools to bridge the gap between cultural and societal differences
  • Apply Christian principles and a biblical worldview to careers in communication

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Publication Editor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Marketing Professional
  • Sales Representative

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • 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.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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