Communication Studies Degree

Liberal Arts Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Learn how to tune yourself to the important relationship building that happens through our interactions with others. Navigate a variety of personal, social, professional, and public situations gracefully and with success when you choose to major in communication studies.

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Why should I earn a communication studies degree?

In demand

Employers put a higher premium on communication skills, even more than a job candidate’s field of study, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the American Association of Colleges and Universities.


Studying communication prepares you for nearly any form of employment in ways no other subject can.

What Can I Do With a Communication Studies Degree

  • Manager
  • Salesperson
  • Public relations
  • Event planner
  • Lobbyist
  • Marketing leader

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Why study communication studies at BVU?

As a communication studies major at BVU, your opportunities for gaining real work experience are wide reaching. Get work experience at valuable internships so you’ll be ready to succeed as soon as you graduate. 

BVU Internship Partners – Communication Studies

•    Mary J. Blige Center for Women
•    Henry Doorly Zoo
•    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland
•    Iowa Speedway
•    Easter Seals of Iowa

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Aubrey had an internship most students could only dream of- she was selected as a Game Day communications intern for the Minnesota Vikings. For each home game, Aubrey worked in the press box at U.S. Bank Stadium, transcribing player and coach interviews, delivering stats, and working with the press. Aubrey will never forget the communication skills she gained and the excitement she felt at Super Bowl LII.

Communication Studies Courses

  • Major in Communication Studies (36 Credit Hours)
  • Minor in Communication Studies (21 Credit Hours)

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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Liberal Arts Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most—if not all—of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your special education, teaching English as a second language, or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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