Degrees & Programs

B.A./B.S. in Communication Studies

If you're interested in almost any career from law to education to medicine, IU East can prepare you for success.  A degree in Communication Studies is versatile and will help you develop interpersonal, public communication, cultural and teamwork skills which are the most important skills employers are looking for in the global age. If you're interested in a career focused on communication, you can prepare for a job as a political campaign manager, a book editor or a media critic, just to name a few. In addition, our degree prepares you well for graduate study.

The B.A./B.S. online completion program in Communication Studies consists of 60 credit hours (20 courses) to be offered over two calendar years.  Advisors will work with every student, based on background, for an individual plan of study. Students also must complete all requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree.

Completion Program Curriculum (60 cr)

Semester 1 (Spring)
  • CMCL-C 205 Intro to Communication & Culture
  • CMCL-C 405 Communication Theories
  • Online World Culture/Literature course
  • Communication Elective
Semester 2 (Summer)
  • Communication Electives
Semester 3 (Fall)
Semester 4 (Spring)
Semester 5 (Summer)
  • Communication Electives
Semester 6 (Fall)
  • SPCH-S 303 Propaganda & Persuasion
  • CMCL-C 380 Nonverbal Communication
  • Communication Elective
  • Communication Elective

Your actual program sequence will depend on the semster that you choose to begin the program. If any completion program requirements have already been met through transferable course equivalents, online alternatives may be selected in consultation with the assigned faculty advisor. No more than 64 credits can be accepted in transfer from 2-year institutions or community colleges.