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Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Learn to Navigate a Globalized World

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Hands-On Experience

Gain firsthand experience in your chosen career field with a communications internship.

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100% Online

Flexible, online coursework makes it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Scholarships Available

Get up to 100% of tuition covered with the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship.*

Grow Your Communication Skills for Career Success

In today’s increasingly globalized world, competent communication is crucial for career advancement and successful interpersonal relationships. Learn how to navigate communication in various cultural contexts and career fields with the 100% online Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at NMSU Global Campus.

Whether you are interested in starting a business, leading a community movement, striving to strengthen relationships, or working with other cultures, the study of human communication will be central to your success. That’s why this program equips you with a diverse skill set, so you can make an impact at the relational, organizational, intercultural, and political level.

In this program, you’ll develop an understanding of how people respond to various forms of communication and engage in public discourse. Your classes will offer intercultural approaches to communication useful to public speaking, argumentation, and professional organizations.

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Career Pathways

A bachelor’s degree in communication studies from NMSU Global Campus can help you launch your career in the following areas:

  • Administration
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Media Relations
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Writing and Editing
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“As an 18 year old, I found NMSU to be one of the most inviting campuses — rich in student life yet equally involved in academics. As a 36 year old, I am looking forward to coming full circle with NMSU and graduating as an Aggie forever.”

Stephanie M., Class of 2024

Communication studies majors at NMSU Global Campus experience many advantages:

  • 100% online, asynchronous courses accommodate your schedule and needs.
  • Flexible full-time and part-time class options.
  • Experience curriculum designed by our world-renowned faculty.
  • Learn the theory, history, and approaches to communication.
  • Gain a comprehensive view of communication by studying areas such as message design, interpersonal skills, and public speaking.

Program Credits: 120 credits
Cost Per Credit Hour: $395.40**
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250
College: Arts and Sciences

The BA in Communication Studies program consists of 120 credits. To earn this degree, you need to complete all University degree requirements, which include General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits, with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above.

Sample Courses Credits
COMM 3110: Communication Theory and Discovery 3
COMM 3120: Persuasion Theory and Practice 3
COMM 3510: Organizational Communication 3
COMM 3710: Communication and Culture 3
COMM 3610: Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 4998: Communication Internship 3
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Developmental coursework will not count toward the degree requirements and/or elective credits but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system.

NMSU and NMSU Global Campus students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU.
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**For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.