Communication Studies

  • Major

Program Details

Communication is a vital part of success for every organization. Whether it’s verbal, written, interpersonal or intercultural, the ability to accurately convey meaning in any situation cannot be understated. A Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from University of Jamestown Accelerated will equip you with the skills you need to advance your career. Plus, it’s 100% online with no set class times, so you’ll have the flexibility to work around existing work, family, and personal commitments. Flexible. Convenient. And easier to complete.

What You’ll Gain

Upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to demonstrate:

  • Clear and correct writing forms and styles appropriate to the audiences and purposes they serve.
  • The ability to present an idea in its intellectual, emotional, and aesthetic entirety.
  • Emotional intelligence of the diversity of peoples and cultures and the role of communication in a global society.
  • Critical thinking in the application of the communication process.
  • Leadership, interpersonal and team interaction skills.
  • The ability to integrate research and theory in the skills of communication.
Life After Graduation

Our curriculum of online classes will give you the complete skill set and tools you’ll need to succeed in a wide array of careers. Some potential jobs after graduation include:

  • Corporate Communication Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Event Coordinator
  • Social Media Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Public Affairs Coordinator

Certificate Tracks

While you’re working towards your degree, you’ll have the opportunity to simultaneously earn multiple certifications. These tangible credentials count as credit, shape your expertise, and validate your skills pre-graduation.

Why UJ Accelerated?

  • UJA is the online division of University of Jamestown—a private, liberal arts University that’s helped students succeed since 1883.
  • You’ll have virtual opportunities to meet as a group for lectures and office hours.
  • Courses are available online 24/7, which means you can attend live or watch the replay.

Accelerated Learning

We offer 8-week, year-round courses.

African girl student learning class on laptop watching webinar at home.

Unmatched Support

Each student gets a faculty advisor to help them stay on track. Plus, you’ll get virtual access to the same support services offered on campus.


Direct Entry to Your Master’s

Once you have completed 15 upper-level credits at UJA, you can apply for direct entry into our Master of Arts in Leadership program if you’re interested in furthering your education.

Experience the field of communication first-hand.

The UJA communication studies program provides a working education in a convenient, flexible, learning environment.

Skilled Faculty

Courses are led by faculty who possess relevant industry knowledge and practical experience.

Flexible Learning

Our program was made with working professional in mind. As a convenient, online program, there are no set class times so you to learn on your terms. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to connect virtually with faculty and classmates to develop your skill set while promoting regular communication and networking.

Required Coursework

Course Title Credits

COMM 101

Introduction to Communication Studies


CMST 133

Introduction to Visual Communication


COMM 220

Interpersonal Communication


COMM 250

Academic Research and Writing


COMM 301

Communication Theory


BSST 311

Management and Leadership of Organizations


CMST 316

Group and Team Communication


COMM 318

Computer Mediated Communication


COMM 320

Organizational Communication


CMST 321

Business and Professional Communication


COMM 370

Diversity Communication


COMM 405

Conflict Management and Mediation


Total Semester Credits Required: 36

Meet Your Faculty

Our faculty offer the same experience to both online and in-person students. That means you’ll get support, both in and outside of the classroom—all to help you achieve your career goals.

Michael Brizek

  • Director of Online Business Programs
  • Professor of Business Administration

Financial Aid Available

We believe every student, regardless of their financial situation, should have access to a UJ Accelerated education.