BS in Communication Overview All organizations - both profit and non-profit - need communicators. Successful men and women in this field rise to senior level management, participate in major decisions, and are an integral part of the strategic planning process. A communication specialist might be called on to announce a new product, plan a national or international conference, appear on television as the spokesperson for the corporation, or become involved with special events, press conferences, media plans, video production, or writing and editing newsletters. Many communication graduates also go on to graduate study in such areas as law, business, or communication.The accredited online Bachelor of Science in Communication degree prepares you for senior level positions in any corporation or organization. The program is delivered fully online and begins with a common core of courses that emphasize communication theory and methods, followed by a concentration in Corporate Communication and Public Relations. Concentration in Corporate Communication and Public RelationsThis concentration covers a broad range of activities that help organizations address the communication and relationship challenges that arise when dealing with their various publics.Topics include:JournalismMass Media and SocietyNew Technologies in CommunicationPublic RelationsPublication DesignState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program allows transfer of up to 135 quarter credits (equivalent to 90 semester credits) from any accredited institution of higher learning as long as the grade is a C or better. Most credits will fulfill liberal arts or general classes. General Requirements ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0or ANTH 110 Human Past: Anthropology and Prehistoric ArcheologyCOM 150Mass Media and Society3.0ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0PSY 101General Psychology I3.0SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0Political Science (PSCI) elective4.0Economics elective4.0Two History electives6.0Two English (ENGL) electives (200-level or above)6.0Fine arts elective3.0Philosophy elective3.0Select one of the following Science Sequences:8.0Biology Sequence BIO 107Cells, Genetics & Physiology BIO 108Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory BIO 109Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution BIO 110Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory Chemistry Sequence CHEM 111General Chemistry I CHEM 112General Chemistry II Physics Sequence PHYS 103General Physics I PHYS 104General Physics II Select one of the following Mathematics Sequences8.0Analysis Sequence MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II Calculus Sequence MATH 121Calculus I MATH 122Calculus II Communication Core Requirements Theory Sequence COM 101Human Communication3.0COM 210Theory and Models of Communication3.0COM 400Seminar in Communication3.0SOC 260Classical Social Theory3.0Methods Sequence COM 220Qualitative Research Methods3.0SOC 250Research Methods I3.0SOC 364Computer-Assisted Data Analysis3.0Additional Core Requirements COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0COM 240New Technologies In Communication3.0COM 380Special Topics in Communication Theory3.0COM 491Senior Project in Communication I3.0COM 492Senior Project in Communication II3.0PHIL 305Communication Ethics3.0Corporate and Public Relations Concentration Requirements COM 260Fundamentals of Journalism3.0COM 280Public Relations Principles and Theory3.0COM 282Public Relations Writing3.0COM 284Public Relations Research, Measurement and Evaluation3.0COM 286Public Relations Strategies and Tactics3.0COM 386Public Relations Campaign Planning3.0MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0ORGB 300Organizational Behavior4.0LING 101Introduction to Linguistics3.0or LING 102 Language and SocietyVisual Communication Courses* Select one of the following:3.0COM 335Electronic Publishing COM 340Desktop Publishing Culture and Communication Electives Communication Electives (Any four courses with a COM or LING rubric at the 200-level or higher)12.0Culture Electives (Any two courses with a SOC, ANTH or CJ rubric. At least one course must be at the 200-level or higher.)6.0Free Electives27.0Total Credits182.0*Or other courses as appropriate in COM or the College of Media Arts and Design.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or betterRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $457 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $761 per credit) This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for the BS in Communication Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.