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Online Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

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Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

Catapult Your Career by Learning the Dynamics of Communication

LSU Alexandria

Master the art of oral, written, and mediated communication as you multiply your career choices with the online Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from LSU Alexandria. This flexible degree prepares students to demonstrate an expansive knowledge of the communications discipline by studying public relations, human relationships, and visual communications. Additionally, LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.

As an in-demand communications major, career possibilities are numerous and varied. From engineering firms to public relations, nonprofits to political campaigns, the knowledge, and skills you learn with this online communications degree are so versatile, you’ll get to choose your passion and role that you end up calling your job.


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Cost

The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BA in Communication Studies program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.

Total credit hours for program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour (with fees): $291

Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $34,920

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings

  • ENGL 1001 English Composition I | 3 Credit Hours
  • ENGL 1002 English Composition II | 3 Credit Hours
  • General Education Social Science | 6 Credit Hours
  • MATH 1021 College Algebra OR MATH 1313 Finite Mathematics | 3 Credit Hours
  • MATH 2011 General Statistics | 3 Credit Hours
  • General Education Biology | 3 Credit Hours
  • General Education Natural Sciences | 6 Credit Hours
  • General Education Communications (CMST 0161 or CMST 2060) | 3 Credit Hours
  • General Education History | 6 Credit Hours
  • General Education Fine Arts | 3 Credit Hours
  • CMST 2015 Visual Communication | 3 Credit Hours
  • CMST 2151 Media Writing | 3 Credit Hours
  • CMST 3080 Mass Media Law | 3 Credit Hours
  • CMST 3500 Introduction to Communication Research Methods | 3 Credit Hours
  • CMST 4120 Computer-Mediated Communication | 3 Credit Hours
  • CMST 4160 Persuasive Communication | 3 Credit Hours
  • Communication Electives Any CMST | 18 Credit Hours
  • Foreign Language Electives | 6 Credit Hours
  • English Literature Electives | 3 Credit Hours
  • Humanities Electives | 9 Credit Hours
  • Social Science Electives | 9 Credit Hours
  • Free Electives | 18 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

For university acceptance, first-time freshmen must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete high school Core curriculum for college readiness in place at time of high school graduation AND
  • Not be required to take more than one developmental course AND
  • Have a high school grade point average of at least 2.0 AND
  • Meet one of the following:
    • Have an ACT composite of 20 or higher OR
    • Have a high school Core grade point average of at least 2.0

Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher OR
  • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 OR
  • Have earned from a community college at least 12 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 OR
  • If the above are not met, meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution

Career Opportunities

  • multimedia journalists
  • social media content creators
  • web developers
  • corporate communication
  • event planners
  • social media managers
  • nonprofit executives
  • public relations coordinators
  • television producer
  • public relations consultant
  • media relations specialist
  • customer service representative
  • development officer
  • political campaign strategist

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