Studying Communication at Regis

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"Communication, the human connection, is the key to personal and career success.” ~Paul J. Meyer

Nothing in the world is accomplished without clear and effective communication. It is how every person, organization, and nation understands and interacts with each other. Communication is critical in the strategic success of today's organizations, from small businesses and nonprofits, to major corporations and global enterprises.

In fact, ineffective communication is one of the most frequent causes of lost customers, misunderstandings, missed sales, low employee productivity, and billions of dollars in associated costs. (Harvard Business Review)

Regis courses are developed in response to the skills and qualities employers say they need in the workplace. Human resource professionals estimate that more than 80% of the people who fail at their jobs do so because they can’t listen and communicate effectively. (SIS International Research)

Whether you are a current communication professional or are seeking a management career in other fields, the B.A. degree in Communication from Regis University's College of Contemporary Liberal Studies equips you to:

  • Lead
  • Collaborate
  • Think critically
  • Persuade and motivate
  • Problem solve
  • Resolve conflict
  • Negotiate
  • Function Effectively across cultures

The B.A. in Communication degree from Regis University's College of Contemporary Liberal Studies equips you to play a significant role in the strategic success of today's range of companies, from small businesses and nonprofits, to major corporations and global enterprises.

Further develop high-demand skills by earning a specialization or certificate in:

  • Conflict Management
  • Leadership

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication program also prepares students who would like to continue their education and earn:

A Faster Path to Success Through Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

Students entering into the Bachelor of Arts in Communication program have the opportunity to earn their B.A. in Communication and Master of Arts with a specialization in Communication through our combined bachelor's to master's program.

Learn how you can complete both degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost.

Total Degree Requirements: 120 credit hours

  • Combined Bachelor's and Master's degrees: 150 credit hours
  • Core studies requirements: 45 credit hours
  • Foundational course requirements: 12 credit hours
  • Upper division requirements: 33 credit hours
  • Specialization (optional): 12 credit hours
  • Minor (optional): 12 credit hours
  • General electives:
    • 6 credit hours (if a minor and a specialization is selected)
    • 18 credit hours (if a minor or a specialization is selected)
    • 30 credit hours (if a minor is not selected)

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Business

Sales

Marketing and Advertising

Mediation and Conflict Management

Community Relations and Public Relations

Corporate Training

Electronic Media/Radio/Television/Broadcasting

Journalism

Government and Politics

Health Care

Social and Human Services

To explore the field of communication in depth, please visit the National Communication Associate at natcom.org

Program Requirements

General Undergraduate Core Requirements (45 credit hours)

Students must complete the required number of credits in the areas of Oral and Written Communication, English Composition, Humanities, Global Issues, Social and Natural Sciences, Math, Philosophy and Religious Studies.
Foundational Courses (12 credit hours)

COM 310

Interpersonal Communication
COM 382 Communication Theory
COM 427 Communication Ethics
COM 483 Research Methods

Advanced Major Requirements (33 credit hours)

COM 494 Senior Capstone
Select 10 classes from the following: 
COM 400 Intercultural Communication
COM 406 Communication in a Technological Environment
COM 407  Leadership Principles
COM 408 Conflict Management
COM 410  Strategic Leadership 
COM 420  Mediation 
COM 437  Persuasion, Influence and Motivation 
COM 442  Leading Change and Innovation 
COM 466  Negotiation 
COM 472  Professional Communication

Optional Specialization Area (12 credit hours)

Conflict Management
Leadership

Optional Minor (12 credit hours)

Students can select any approved minor through the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Anderson College of Business, College of Computer & Information Sciences or Regis College.

General Electives (6-30 credit hours)

If a specialization and a minor are completed: 6 credit hours

If a specialization or a minor is completed: 18 credit hours
If neither is completed: 30 credit hours
TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 120 credit hours

Please note: For official program requirements based on academic year, please refer to the academic catalog.

Download a printable fact sheet with program details.

How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.

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Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

AT A MINIMUM, APPLICANTS SEEKING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE FROM THE COLLEGE OF CONTEMPORARY LIBERAL STUDIES MUST POSSESS:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school)

Application Process:

  1. Complete the online undergraduate application (select accelerated, online, or evening application)
  2. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form. Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university. Official transcripts should be requested at time of application to Regis.
  3. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

For information on transferring previously earned college credits, please review our Transfer Student Information. You are encouraged to submit unofficial transcripts for a no-cost evaluation while you wait for your official transcripts to arrive at Regis.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed. You are encouraged to apply at least four to six weeks in advance of your desired start date to ensure class availability. Applications received within two to three weeks prior to each start date will be considered if class availability exists. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.

NON DEGREE-SEEKING APPLICANTS SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Complete the online undergraduate non-degree application
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Tuition

Visit our Cost of Tuition page to see the tuition and fee schedule.