Studying Communication at Regis

Regis University students in classroom for Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree.
Regis University’s Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree examines communication theory and its application to interpersonal, social, and professional interaction. Students will explore communication dynamics including conflict resolution and will build a foundation to become ethical and effective communicators.
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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.

Program Requirements

General Undergraduate Core Requirements (45 credit hours)

Oral Communication Skills (3 credit hours): COM 210, COM 211
English Composition (3 credit hours): EN 203
Advanced Oral or Written Communication (3 credit hours): COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 325, EN/PL 482, EN 475
Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities (6 credit hours) (3 credit hours)
  • Literature/Humanities Elective (3 credit hours) Any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437)
Global Issues (6 credit hours): COM 400, COM 412, CR 446, EC 335, EC 400, CIV 410, CIV 420, HS 240E-W, HU 435E-W, HU 421E-W, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, SO 469F, SO 472, RC 450, RC 458, RC 459

Social Sciences (6 credit hours): CIV 410, CIV 420, CIV 430, CIV 440, COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406 and COM 437), all EC, all ED, all HS, all PY, all SO courses, all CR courses

Mathematics (3 credit hours) 
  • (College-level algebra or higher)
  • MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, all 300-400 level MT courses 
Natural Sciences (3 credit hours): SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, all CN, CIS or CS courses 
Philosophy (6 credit hours): All PL courses
Religious Studies (6 credit hours): All RC, all RS courses 
Foundational Courses (12 credit hours)

COM 310 

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

Upper Division Requirements (33 credit hours)

COM 494 Senior Capstone
Select 10 classes (30 credit hours) from the following: 
COM 400 Intercultural Communication
COM 401 Nonverbal Communication
COM 406 Communication in a Technological Environment
COM 407  Leadership Principles
COM 408 Conflict Management
COM 410  Strategic Leadership 
COM 412  Cultural Intelligence 
COM 416  Public Relations 
COM 418  Organizational Communication 
COM 420  Mediation 
COM 437  Persuasion, Influence and Motivation 
COM 442  Leading Change and Innovation 
COM 450  Service Leadership 
COM 455  Communication Media Presentations and Media 
COM 466  Negotiation 
COM 467  Communicating through Social Media 
COM 470  Decision Making and Problem Solving 
COM 474  Advertising and Promotion 
COM 480  Principles of Media Aesthetics 

Optional Specialization (12 credit hours)

  • Conflict Management
  • Leadership
Conflict Management Specialization Courses
COM 408 Conflict Management
COM 420  Mediation 
COM 466  Negotiation 
COM 470  Decision-Making and Problem Solving 
Leadership Specialization Courses
COM 407 Leadership Principles
Select 3 classes (9 credit hours) from the following:
COM 410 Strategic Leadership
COM 437 Persuasion, Influence and Motivation
COM 442 Leading Change and Innovation
COM 450 Service Leadership

Optional Minor

12 credit hours

General Electives (6, 18, or 30 credit hours)

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

If a minor or a specialization is completed: 18 credit hours
If neither a specialization nor a minor is completed: 30 credit hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Popular careers can be found in fields such as



Marketing and Advertising

Mediation and Conflict Management

Community Relations and Public Relations

Corporate Training

Electronic Media/Radio/Television/Broadcasting


Government and Politics

Health Care

Social and Human Services

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


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