Online Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Communication is at the center of all governmental, business and media organizations. Successful professionals in a knowledge-based, high-tech society need a background and an understanding of communication strategies that cross multiple message contexts and platforms.

Our nationally recognized online degree program offers a wide array of courses covering topics such as the dynamics of interpersonal persuasion, the effects of media technologies, the nature of gender stereotypes, the function of roles within the family, the symbolic structure of organizational authority, and the impact of social movements.

Majors will explore a curriculum that uniquely blends personal, group, corporate, and social communication contexts and modern message technology and platforms. This program will prepare you for a variety of communication-related occupations.

What can I do with a communication degree?

  • Public relations
  • Media and social media consultation
  • Corporate training
  • Sales and management
  • Fundraising and development
  • Project management
  • Non-profit organization occupations
  • Municipal government occupations

The major in communication prepares you to interact with culturally diverse populations, use new media technologies, develop mass communication strategies in professional settings, participate in First Amendment issues, and become a critical consumer of mediated messages.

Online Minor in Communication

Preparing for the Workforce

The communication minor will boost the skills and knowledge of students preparing for careers in public affairs and advocacy, marketing, management, strategic communication, media relations and sales. Courses focus on topics such as persuasion, media, stereotypes, organizations, health and social movements.

The Department of Communication in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences bridges the humanities and social sciences to explore contemporary human communication, relationships and culture.

What fields use communication?

  • Public Relations
  • Media and Social Media consultation
  • Non-profit Work
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Municipal Government Work
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Training
  • Sales
  • Management



Online Director

Dr. Robert Brady 
Online Director
Department of Communication




Stay connected to COMMUNICATION
Department of Communication
University of Arkansas
417 Kimpel Hall
Fayetteville AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-3046
Fax: 479-575-6734
Ron Warren, Interim Department Chair
Matthew Spialek, Interim Department Vice Chair
Ryan Neville-Shepard, Graduate Director
Matthew Spialek, Undergraduate Director
Robert Brady, Online Director
Lisa Corrigan, Internship Director
Fred Jennings, CCR Director
Meredith Neville-Shepard, Development Director