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Bachelor of Arts in Communication

The history of communication is the history of humankind itself. People rely on spoken and written communication to teach, build relationships, conduct business transactions, and much more.

The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication is issued by USC Aiken, one of USC's senior campuses.


Palmetto College's Bachelor of Arts in Communication is designed to help students become ethical and competent communicators who can use their knowledge of communication to enhance their individual and professional development, improve their personal relationships, and effectively serve their communities.
Students will:
  • Develop strong oral and written communication skills
  • Learn how to work well within a team
  • Gain familiarity with various technologies
  • Examine communication processes in interpersonal relationships, small group and public settings and within organizations, in cultures, and in the mass media

Click here to view the curriculum.


Why should I complete a bachelor's degree in communication?

Through a bachelor's degree in communication, students learn the practical application of the theory and art of communication. Through coursework that focuses on visual, multimedia, written, spoken and interpersonal communication, students are well prepared for the competitive job market. Graduates can enter into fields such as sales, marketing, media, customer relations, public relations, law, and health care.


Prerequisites & Requirements

To apply for this online degree program, students must have:

  • 45-60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Recommended completion of the following courses:
    • Composition
    • Composition and Literature
    • Natural Science with a Lab
    • Two Social or Behavioral Science courses
    • Humanities course
    • World Civilization
    • American History or American Government


Program Length

If you're a full-time student, the program should take about 2 years -- the same as if you were attending class in-person. If you work, you may need to take a lighter course load. Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.


Ready to get started?

New terms begin six times per year. Follow the application instructions for this degree to start the enrollment process.

If you have questions or would like an unofficial pre-evaluation of your college work before applying please call, chat, or email us today! Our trained representatives can create a plan that takes into account your earned credits and your unique circumstances.


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