Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Jun 24, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019

Bachelor of Arts: Communication Studies


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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Studies provides a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical application in communication studies taught from an evangelical Christian worldview. Students explore the role of effective communication skills including interpersonal communication, small group communication, and organizational communication. Students also examine the role of technology, including social media, in the field of communication. Each course in the degree ties theory with practice giving students opportunities to apply what they learn. Finally, the degree also examines the legal and ethical aspects of the field of communication related to common law and statutes.

CCU’s distinctive curriculum integrates biblical principles and ethical considerations with the communication studies course content, which prepares students spiritually and academically for careers in business, service-providing industries, human resources, broadcasting, telecommunications, public advocacy, and agencies of municipal, state, and national governments.

In addition to courses required for the Communication Studies major, students complete a selection of General Education and Elective courses. For a list of General Education requirements, please see the Associate of Arts: General Studies   degree.  Students interested in the field of communications may choose to begin their study with the A.A. in Communication Studies. For a list of these course requirements, please see the Associate of Arts: Communication Studies . Students who complete the A.A. in Communication Studies must still complete the General Education requirements found in the A.A. General Studies to earn the B.A. in Communication Studies. CCU Student Service Advisors help students identify which option best suits their educational goals.

Communication Studies major courses are offered online only, providing maximum flexibility to study at convenient times and places. General Education and Electives can be completed within five semesters, and major coursework for the Bachelor’s degree can be completed over four semesters.

Prior college, military, technical credits and prior learning credit can be used toward the B.A. degree. Students may transfer in a maximum of 90 credit hours (75% of the degree requirements). This accelerated program allows for greater freedom in meeting course requirements that fit the unique scheduling needs of working adults.

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies requires completion of the following 120 hours:
General Education Core (42 hours)
Communication Studies Major Core (36 hours)
Elective Core (42 hours)

Elective Requirements (42 credit hours)


  • Complete 42 hours of additional electives.

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies


The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Communication Studies to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives, and major core requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework.
  3. Meet the CCU residency requirements.  
  4. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  5. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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