Employers increasingly list communication skills as the heart of advancement, promotion and leadership opportunities. EKU’s 100% online communication studies degree provides students with the hands on, practical learning needed to become creative, effective communicators and successfully navigate our complex global society. Graduates are prepared to take on key positions in business, sales, human service agencies and nonprofit agencies, or to pursue law school or other graduate studies.
Today’s communicators require a breadth of understanding about our world. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through communication course topics such as conflict management, public speaking, and intercultural and organizational communication.
Program benefits include:
Select from a wide range of minors, allowing you to explore interests or make use of prior credits. Suggested minors for communication studies include:
You can also choose from numerous undergraduate certificates in specialty areas that complement and enhance your major as you work toward your degree. Suggested certificates for communication studies include:
View the full list of certificates available for completion as you earn your degree
Professional communication is the vehicle to success; employers recognize the importance of communication skills and repeatedly report this as one of the top requirements for new hires and advancement. Students gain the skills and knowledge necessary for both obtaining an entry-level communication position in various fields that relate to communication as well as advancement in their current field. The following industries specialize in communication, making them an ideal employment choice for communication graduates:
EKU’s online communication studies curriculum prepares students for a variety of rewarding career options as well as graduate and professional school programs including law, public administration, government, and business.
Bachelor of communication studies courses include conflict management, public speaking, and intercultural and organizational communication.
Call or email Enrollment Advisor Kaitlin Kirkpatrick for information about the EKU Online Communication Studies program.
EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.
Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.
*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.
“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”
– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate