B.S. in Professional Studies – Communication Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

Lead Collaboration. Get Results.

Effective communication and teamwork lead to optimal results. Our online and on-campus Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies – Communication Studies equips you to lead collaborative efforts, communicate effectively and be an invaluable team leader and contributor. You'll build on the core foundations of leadership and management and hone your verbal and written communication skills to help you advance in your chosen career field.

Communicate with Confidence

Develop your skills in public speaking, persuasive communication, social media and more.

Fast Track Your Degree

Apply existing college and military credit toward your degree. Check your transfer credits.

Learn from the Best

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Presented from a Christian perspective, this degree is supported by our respected faculty in Virginia Beach.

Available Fully Online

8-Week Course Sessions

Transfer-Friendly Degree Program


Online | On Campus

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 120+

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Take Your Career to the Next Level

On completing the B.S. in Professional Studies – Communication Studies degree, you will be able to:

  • Build collaborative teams and develop the organization's human resources.
  • Embrace emerging communication technologies and ensure successful implementation.
  • Manage conflict and create a positive work environment.

Career Opportunities

  • Corporate/Strategic Communications
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Mediation
  • News & Entertainment
  • Graduate work in your chosen discipline

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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 2018-19 Tuition Rates

Program Type

Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,490 (block rate)
  • $595/credit hour
  • $566/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $425/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/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

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee (Online Students)

$700/semester

$550/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

 

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

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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B.S. in Professional Studies – Communication Studies