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 Public Relations. Concentration in 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 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 Careers1.0Humanities and fine arts12.0Social science 9.0International studies 6.0Studies in diversity6.0Select 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 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 230Techniques of Speaking3.0COM 240New Technologies In Communication3.0COM 491Senior Project in Communication I3.0COM 492Senior Project in Communication II3.0PHIL 305Ethics and the Media3.0Public Relations Concentration Requirements COM 160Introduction to Journalism3.0COM 181Public Relations Principles and Theory3.0COM 282 Public Relations Writing3.0COM 284Public Relations Research, Measurement and Evaluation3.0COM 286Public Relations Strategies and Tactics3.0COM 386Public Relations Campaign Planning3.0MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0Visual Communication Courses* Select one of the following:3.0COM 335Electronic Publishing COM 340Desktop Publishing Additional Electives COM electives15.0Free electives40.0Total Credits180.0*Or other courses as appropriate in COM or the College of Media Arts and Design.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria Transfer StudentsA minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited institution First-Year StudentsBetween 0 – 23 previous college creditsMust have been out of high school for a minimum of 2 yearsRequired 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 application Transfer StudentsOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended First-Year Students Official high school transcriptsOfficial ACT/SAT scores Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended Additional 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 program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.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 BS 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.