BA in Communication Overview The ability to communicate clearly and with relevant purpose is an invaluable skill, especially in today’s ever-changing media landscape. In the online BA in Communication program, you’ll learn how to package a message in a variety of formats and for any audience.You’ll also gain broad theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on experience as you strengthen your sensitivity to different experiences and viewpoints, preparing you to succeed in a culturally diverse world where ideas and technology are constantly changing. Program FeaturesOpen concentration covers Public Relations, Journalism, and Technical Communication, as well as electives of your choice, preparing you for any communication-related career or professional post-graduate programCourses taught by the same renowned and internationally-recognized on-campus facultyHighly-interactive online format designed to challenge and engage while remaining convenient for working professionalsState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.You can transfer 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. You must complete fifty percent of the Communication Core, Additional Core, and Concentration requirements at Drexel. General Requirements CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0PSY 101General Psychology I3.0UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0Two mathematics courses 6.0Two science courses6.0Foreign language courses*8.0Humanities/fine arts 12.0Social/behavioral science 9.0International studies 6.0Studies in diversity6.0Communication Core Requirements Theory Sequence COM 101Human Communication3.0COM 150Mass Media and Society3.0COM 210Theory and Models of Communication3.0COM 400Seminar in Communication3.0LING 101Introduction to Linguistics3.0or LING 102 Language and SocietyMethods Sequence COM 220Qualitative Research Methods3.0COM 221Quantitative Research Methods in Communication3.0Additional Core Requirements COM 160Introduction to Journalism3.0COM 181Public Relations Principles and Theory3.0COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0COM 240New Technologies In Communication3.0COM 310 Technical Communication3.0COM 491Senior Project in Communication I3.0COM 492Senior Project in Communication II3.0PHIL 305Ethics and the Media3.0Two additional COM classes at 300 level or higher6.0Additional Electives COM electives24.0Free electives37.0Total Credits180.0* Foreign language courses are not available online and must be taken on-campus at Drexel University or at another institutionView Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited institutionRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application 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 2017-2018 is $489 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $814 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 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the BA in Communication Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.