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Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication

Communicate your worth

Applied communication is crucial to professionals at every level. We’ve designed this program to help you finish your degree, hone your communication skills and equip you for future success.

Earning your degree is not only important in today’s marketplace, but it can also provide a sense of accomplishment and validate your hard work. When you graduate from an accredited higher learning institution like Ashland University, your current or sought-after employers aren’t the only ones who notice. Earning your degree can provide the edge you need in life to create the future you’ve envisioned for yourself.

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve taken a break from school, you’re just one course away from taking the next step to finish your degree.

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Bachelor’s of Arts in Applied Communication

Increase Your Marketability

Team building, communication and leadership are among the most sought after soft skills for organizations. Now more than ever, organizational leaders are seeking out professionals with the communication skills necessary to boost internal processes and set teams in motion. That’s what this program is all about. Find out how you can build on the communication skills you already have to make yourself an in-demand candidate for the career path you desire.

This online degree program is designed with an incredible amount of flexibility to help balance a busy family and work life. If you’re looking for a comprehensive approach to communication that you can apply over a broad range of career applications, a Bachelor’s in Applied Communication is an excellent path forward.

Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Communication

Ashland University’s BA in Applied Communication Online is an excellent choice for individuals looking to open up new career opportunities or advance in their current positions. This 100% online, asynchronous degree program is designed to work at your pace and around your schedule. We’ve designed this flexible and interactive program to provide you the opportunities you need to refine your verbal communication skills and find success in a variety of professions.

Past students have used their communication degree to advance in the following professions:

  • City/County/Government Agencies
  • Corporate Management and Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Market Researchers
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Social Service/Non-Profit
  • Human Resources
  • Sales/Customer Service

The Applied Communication program is designed to expand your employment options and boost your verbal competency.

Boost Your Skills and Expand Your Network

Networking is crucial to success in the field of communication. In our BA Applied Communication degree program, we offer exclusive opportunities to connect with some of the most respected communication organizations in the country.

Public Relations Student Society of America
Our program is connected to the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communication.

Lambda Pi Eta
Students may be eligible for induction into Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s Honor Society which recognizes scholarly excellence in the field of Communication Studies.


Benefits of the Online Program

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Flexible Course Load

The flexibility this program offers makes it possible to complete your degree while maintaining a healthy balance with work and family.

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100% Online

Use the flexibility offered by this online program to complete weekly assignments at the times that best suit your schedule.

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Highly Qualified Instructors

Learn from trained instructors boasting a wide range of professional experience who are committed to helping you reach your goals.

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Finish Your Degree

Earn your bachelor’s degree to get the competitive edge you need to build the life you’ve always wanted.

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Financial Aid Opportunities

Get the financial assistance you need to complete your degree and advance your career.

Benefits of the BA In Applied Communication online program

What to Expect from the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Communication Online

  • Asynchronous, fully-online 7-week courses offered at least one time each year
  • New assignments and due dates each week
  • Group work and team collaboration with peers
  • Several entry points to join the program each year
  • Research-based curriculum with a strong focus on spoken communication
  • Opportunities to enhance your cultural competencies to apply in our diverse, global marketplace
  • Exposure to conflict negotiation techniques for both relational and organizational contexts
  • Courses designed to advance your skills in message creation, analysis, and delivery in face-to-face and mediated contexts

About Ashland University

Founded in 1878, Ashland University continues to have a rich tradition as a private, comprehensive institution preparing students for exciting, impactful professions and careers. Your success is our goal, not just while you are a student but for the rest of your life as a member of the Eagle family.

We place a great emphasis on the importance of each member of our community. The phrase “Accent on the Individual” has been our motto for many years and characterizes well the nature and content of both the online and campus environment.

We promise to teach you how to think, not what to think. We promise to work with you to create an individualized plan for your future, and we promise you an affordable education. We promise you will be guided by mentors invested in you as an individual. They will, within a diverse community of respect, design personalized transformative experiences to develop you as a person who works, serves and leads with integrity. And we promise you a lifelong commitment as we continue to help you discern your life calling and make a positive impact on your family, community and the world at large.


01 Undergraduate

The online communication program taught me that communication is more than writing and public speaking. Rather, it also taught me how to react during a crisis, how to be a leader, communicate internationally, and so much more. In my experience, the professors in the online communication program were extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter; they are willing and able to assist with any questions or concerns you may have, and they are all very personable. I highly recommend the online communication program to anyone no matter where you are in your life’s adventures, career path, or educational goals. The online communication program is a degree that is perfect as a stand-alone degree or paired with any other major.

- Angela Kessinger

01 Undergraduate

The Communication Department has created a well developed program that leads students to a great career in any communication field. Ashland University offers the Communication Studies Degree fully online which has allowed me to continue my education while working full time.

- Misty Prosser

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