Communication (BS)
Accelerated Program

The ability to communicate effectively is integral to finding success in any chosen career path. The Communication, BS program at ASU’s West campus provides unique resources to students, including the nationally-recognized Communication Assessment Learning Lab (CALL), with an added focus on data and statistical research as compared to the Communication, BA program.

The communication program offered at ASU's West campus prepares students to do far more than give a speech or two in front of their peers. It provides an extensive understanding of the practical, theoretical and professional nuances of today's field of communication, designed to equip students with the skills needed to convey complex ideas clearly and effectively through both the spoken and written word.

Utilizing the nationally-recognized Communication Assessment Learning Lab, this program trains and prepares students for in-depth study into what contributes to (and detracts from) effective human communication, recognizing that the art of communication is far more nuanced than simple speaking and writing prowess.

With focuses like conflict resolution, social media and technology, global communication, communication philosophy and risk and crisis communication, this communication program leads the way to an ever-increasing landscape of employment choices. Career options for those who complete this program are vast.

Degree Offered

Communication (BS)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of

Location
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Career Outlook

Graduates of this program are trained in effective communication skills, are able to write and speak well, and can convey complex ideas effectively. They are prepared for employment in communication-intensive fields and for further graduate study. Graduates are prepared to perform various forms of data analysis, communication assessment and technical reporting, and they are prepared for graduate study in the social sciences, law, humanities and management. Graduates work in communications-intensive fields such as:

  • advertising
  • community education
  • corporate communications
  • crisis management
  • customer service and customer relations
  • health communication
  • human resources management
  • media and public relations
  • new media
  • training and development

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Health Educators12.2%$50,430
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary9.7%$62,550
Community Health Workers 14.9%$34,870
Copy Writers2.3%$58,850
Public Address System and Other Announcers2.9%$25,730
Editors-5.3%$54,890
Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers2.3%$58,850
Radio and Television Announcers-14.3%$29,790
Broadcast News Analysts-12.6%$61,450
Reporters and Correspondents -8.5%$36,000
Media and Communication Workers, All Other10.3%$45,860
Public Relations Specialists 6.2%$55,680
Technical Writers10.2%$69,030

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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