B.A. in Communication Studies – Professional & Technical Writing

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a concentration in Professional & Technical Writing degree is offered online or on campus in Virginia Beach. You will hone your craft through innovative courses in business and technical writing, creative nonfiction and feature writing, narrative concept and development, professional editing, communication ethics and more. Presented from Christian perspective, this degree will prepare you to communicate effectively in a variety of professional positions.

  • Discover emerging technologies and ways they impact the field of communication, including social media and online communities.
  • Learn the theory behind professional communication and its application in dynamic and complex environments.
  • Develop strategies to communicate effectively to diverse audiences through media, public relations, advertising and corporate communications.

Career Opportunities:

  • Technical Writer
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Marketing & Communications Specialist
  • Social Media Manager

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Delivery Format: Online | On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 120 +

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Admission requirements vary based on the stage you're at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

College of Arts & Sciences Tuition Rates

Program Type

Tuition

Traditional/On-Campus

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Less than 12 credit hours

Sessions E and F, 2017

  • $7,950 (over 18 credits hours add $530/credit hour)
  • $530/credit hour

From Session A, 2017

  • $8,325 (over 18 credits hours add $555/credit hour)
  • $555/credit hour

Evening/Online (8-week classes)

$395/credit hour

Professional Development/Nondegree

$250/credit hour

Early College

$155/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)

$150


$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

Technology Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$300/Term

Supports information technology

Undergrad Support Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)

$19/Term

Contributes to undergraduate academic and administrative operations

Undergraduate Student Activity Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$100/Term, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to undergraduate student activity operations

Health Center Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$45/Semester, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to health center for students living on campus

Parking Fee (On-Campus and Early College Students)

$100/Term

Applies to students desiring to park their vehicles on campus

New Student Programming Fee

$75

One-time fee applied to all incoming students

 

Optional Fees

 

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Late Registration

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late registration

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

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