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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’s 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 (CALL), this program trains and prepares students for careers in conflict resolution, social media and technology, global communication, communication philosophy, and risk and crisis communication.
The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers a BA degree in communication in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU's West campus.
The study of communication comprises research, practice and advocacy. Relying upon diverse competencies, it requires an understanding of what contributes to and detracts from effective human communication.
The coursework and faculty-led research projects in the communication program cover an array of topics, including work and personal relationships, conflict resolution, social media and technology, global communication, communication philosophy, and risk and crisis communication. Students explore communication in organizations and interpersonal relationships; in public, political, and social situations; and across cultures.
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 or further graduate study.
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Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
The Bachelor of Arts in communication is a broadly-based program that trains individuals to speak and write competently, manage relationships well, problem-solve effectively, and understand the role and function of communication in public forums, organizational settings, relational exchanges and intercultural situations. Because these skills are crucial to many professions, communication graduates work in a variety of fields, including:
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:
|Communications Teachers, Postsecondary||9.7%||$62,550|
|Public Address System and Other Announcers||2.9%||$25,730|
|Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other||6.8%||*|
|Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers||2.3%||$58,850|
|Commercial and Industrial Designers||2%||$64,620|
|Investment Fund Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary||8%||$66,580|
|Advertising and Promotions Managers||4.7%||$96,720|
|Broadcast News Analysts||-12.6%||$61,450|
|Reporters and Correspondents||-8.5%||$36,000|
|Media and Communication Workers, All Other||10.3%||$45,860|
|Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||7.1%||$101,510|
|Public Relations Specialists||6.2%||$55,680|
|Regulatory Affairs Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Social and Community Service Managers||9.5%||$62,740|
|Loss Prevention Managers||3.9%||$105,060|
|Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes||2.5%||$64,200|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).