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Online BA in Communication

Prepare to be part of the dynamic revolution in communication, while learning best practices in action—from digital and social media to strategic communication.

American Public University offers a versatile online Bachelor of Arts in Communication for those seeking to build knowledge in this evolving industry. In this program, you will explore

  • Public speaking
  • Small group, interpersonal, and mass communication
  • Theory and research
  • Communication ethics
  • Social media

You will choose from two concentration options:

  • Digital Communication and Media Design
  • Strategic Communication

Mobile and web technology have empowered many to become communicators in profound ways. Yet the professional world needs individuals who are academically prepared to communicate in sound, professional, and responsible fashion. APU excels in innovation, the use of multimedia technologies, and the production of quality individual and mass communication.

As a leader in online education, American Public University is uniquely positioned to provide an online Bachelor of Communication. You will find our engaging virtual classroom an intriguing laboratory for collaboration as you learn to demonstrate effective practices in the field.

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APU allowed me to study on my terms and my schedule. Tuition is extremely affordable.

Paul Zeranski

APU, BA, General Studies; MA, History; MS, Space Studies

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At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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An Affordable, Quality Education is Within Reach.*

Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

Consistently Affordable Rates

APU prioritizes controlling costs and delivering value for students. At APU, you benefit from quality and affordability.

Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, eligible active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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