Strong communication skills are highly sought after by today’s employers. In fact, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Job Outlook 2016, employers rank the ability to communicate verbally as the most important candidate quality.1
Walden’s online BS in Communication program can help you become an effective communicator who can engage audiences, build relationships, and drive results in today’s fast-paced, consumer-driven global economy.
By focusing on the latest industry techniques and strategies, this online bachelor’s degree in communication can prepare you to create targeted social media messaging, develop marketing campaigns, write compelling communications, deliver engaging presentations, and promote ideas that inspire others to take action.
Whether you want to advance in your current career or pursue new options in fields such as advertising, corporate communications, marketing, politics, or public relations, earning your communication degree online can help you gain a powerful competitive advantage—and change your world and the world of those around you.
In this program, you will explore the four pillars of communication—oral communication, written communication, interpersonal/team communication, and new media and technology—and study how to:
Graduates of the online BS in Communication program will be prepared to:
A BS in Communication can open doors to many challenging, exciting, and rewarding career opportunities. Professionals with a BS in Communication benefit from rewarding careers in a variety of settings that include nonprofit organizations, global corporations, hospitals, universities, government entities, political groups, and marketing agencies.
The career outlook for professional communicators is strong. Recent research shows:
Depending on your personal and professional aspirations, as a graduate of Walden’s BS in Communication program, you may pursue careers in a variety of fields that include:
The way the professors interactday by day with the students, the support that Walden has for anything you need, and the great resources that we have in every class are amazing.
With an MBA, I now have the knowledge and skills to manage an entire organization, including finance management, acquisition, human capital, technology management, and marketing.
I was accepted at George Washington University at the same time I received the acceptance from Walden. The choice was clear to me. I selected the university that matched my educational goals and provided me the opportunity to study aspects of positive social change within my specialization of leadership.
1National Association of Colleges and Employers, Employers: Verbal Communication Most Important Candidate Skill, on the internet at www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/competencies/employers-verbal-communication-most-important-candidate-skill/.
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Public Relations Specialists, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/public-relations-specialists.htm (viewed online February 7, 2015). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014–15 Edition, Writers and Authors, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/writers-and-authors.htm (viewed online February 7, 2015). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
4National Association of Colleges and Employers, Job Outlook: The Candidate Skills/Qualities Employers Want, on the Internet at www.naceweb.org/s10022013/job-outlook-skills-quality.aspx (viewed online February 27, 2015).