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Bachelor of Arts (Accelerated)

Collaborate, motivate and lead. 

Nothing in the world is accomplished without clear and effective communication. It is how every person, organization and nation interacts with and comprehends the world. The B.A. in Communication from Regis University 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.

At Regis University, you’ll take courses developed in response to the skills and qualities employers seek. These include the ability to:

  • Think critically
  • Persuade and motivate
  • Solve problems
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Negotiate
  • Function effectively across cultures

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Program Snapshot

Program Format
Online or on campus courses
5- or 8-week terms

Credits for Completion
120 credit hours
Generous transfer credit opportunities

Cost of Tuition
$475 per credit hour

Sample Communication Classes

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COM 310: Interpersonal Communication

Explores the concepts of language and meaning, verbal and nonverbal communication perception and establishing positive human relationships in face-to-face contexts.

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COM 437: Persuasion, Influence and Motivation

Examines the ability to influence others through communication skills, attitudes and competencies associated with powerful personal and professional persuasion.

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COM 442: Leading Change and Innovation

Focuses on communication strategies used by exemplary leaders to introduce and implement change and creates an organizational environment that empowers and inspires others.

Program Details

Get all the details on our accelerated B.S. Communication program, including course requirements and application materials. 

Communication Career Paths

Mediation/Conflict Management

Mediators serve as neutral and non-biased negotatiors for all parties involved in a dispute. Mediators may choose to specialize in a specific area of mediation such as work labor unions or child protection services.


Sales Representatives are responsible for the sales of products and services. Sales Representatives should expect to be in communication with previous customers and be building relationships with new customers.

Community and Public Relations

Community and Public Relations Specialists are responsible for community outreach, building relationships and partnerships and fundraising. The main purpose of a Community and Public Relations Specialist is to create the company or organization's desired image or reputation within the community.


Journalists write and publish news stories and media articles that will capture their audience and accurately communicate information to the community at large. Journalists should expect their works to be found in newspapers, magazines  and online.

Government and Politics

Politicians and elected officials represent the people at all levels of government, make policy decisions that support their constituents and communicate the impact of these policies to the media and communities which they serve.

Television and Broadcasting

Careers in television and broadcasting include being a sports annoucer, being the public face of a news broadcast or being the host of a radio show. Television and broadcasting employees are expected to stay up to date on current events and be able to discuss prominent issues that our world is facing.

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Combine your Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

Earn both a bachelor's and master's degree at the same time and get on the fast track to success. Through our combined program options, you can complete both degree programs at a faster pace and a more affordable cost.

How to Apply

To apply to the accelerated B.A. Communication program, you will need: 

  • Completed online application
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Official transcripts from prior college(s)
  • Resume

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process. 

Tuition and Fees

Program tuition: $475 per credit hour
Total program credits: 120

Total program credits are the number of credit hours required for graduation. Students transferring credit may be required to complete a smaller number of credits at Regis. View the Transfer Guide for a complete list of transfer credit equivalents.

Curious about financial aid options? Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Rolling Admissions

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended you apply to this program at least 4 weeks prior to your desired start date.

Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October.

A Culture of Excellence

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication is offered by the School for Professional Advancement within Regis College.