Communication Studies Degree

Analyze, critique and contribute to a dynamic global community.

At Park University, our Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies degree program is designed to prepare students to pursue successful professional careers in communications or post graduate study. With many areas of focus to choose from, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies can provide you with the tools you need to pursue a range of professional and academic paths.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in our Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program, you’ll be required to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. This degree requires a minimum of 122 completed credit hours, including 45 hours of degree-specific core curriculum courses and 18 hours for a required minor in a different discipline. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.

  • Parkville, MO

Communication Studies - 45 Hours, 2.0 GPA

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Dr. Mark Noe

Chair, Communication, Journalism, and Public Relations
Professor of Communication
jmark.noe@park.edu

Kristin Markway Shaw

Program Coordinator
Lecturer in Communication
kristin.shaw@park.edu

Dr. Lora Cohn


Associate Professor of Communication
lora.cohn@park.edu

Steven Youngblood


Associate Professor of Communication
steve.youngblood@park.edu

Dr Abhijit Mazumdar


Assistant Professor of Journalism
abhijit.mazumdar@park.edu

Communication studies is about becoming a thinker, a leader and an innovator.

At Park University, our goal is to help our students learn how to think, to lead, to innovate, to appreciate, to critique, and to develop a deeper sense of what it is to be a citizen of the world and the community. During your time as a student in our Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program, you will remain actively involved in pursuing your professional goals during your academic journey.

Careers

Our programs will prepare you for a career as a:

  • Communications Manager
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Public Relations Strategist
  • Event Planner
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Program Highlights

If you are interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies degree, you will study in an environment that combines hands-on learning with great ideas. You may write, design, edit or photograph for the student newspaper, The Stylus, or hold an air shift for the student radio station, KGSP-FM. You may be actively involved in public relations campaigns and can become a campus leader through the Communication Connection.

Communication requires both a deep sense of understanding and an ability to take action. The combination of study and experience will help equip you with the vast range of knowledge and skills needed by communication professionals. This will help prepare you to stand out as a job candidate when pursuing career opportunities in the future.

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.