Bachelor of Arts
Communication with Career Focus
Communication specialists study human interaction in various contexts, including within organizations, across cultures, within media representations, and during business transactions. A bachelor’s degree in communication provides students with the ability to pursue multiple directions within their lives and careers. Communication students learn how to manage, negotiate, interpret, and facilitate human interaction within a variety of environments. BGSU Firelands offers a pathway that allows students to choose from both of BGSU's Communication degree options: a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a communication major and a minor in another discipline or a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (BAC) with a career focus.
A 3-and-1 program allows students to take advantage of the convenience and cost effectiveness of classes on the BGSU Firelands campus for three years and then complete the fourth year of the program either on the Bowling Green campus or through online courses.
Quality classroom experiences
Academic advisors work individually with students to plan their degree programs and small class sizes allow students to have close, personal contact with their professors. Free tutoring is readily available through the Teaching and Learning Center. Scholarships, grants and loans are available to assist students with tuition.
Stand Out in courses like
- Business and Professional Speaking
- Intercultural Communication
- Organizational Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Communication (BAC) students will choose an Area of Emphasis (Relational Communication, Organizational Communication, Intercultural/Global Communication, or Advocacy) and will complete 21 hours of Communication Electives, and a Career Focus (at least 18 hours). BA students will complete Major Requirements (36 hours), including an Area of Emphasis, and 21 hours of Minor Requirements.
One of the fastest growing majors across the country, communication degrees offer a tremendous amount of career flexibility.
Internships & Careers
Internships provide communication students with an opportunity to gain field experience outside of the classroom and help prepare them for careers after graduation. Career paths for students with a degree in communication will be influenced by individual interests, skills, and values, and can be as diverse as working as writers and editors, event planners, customer service representatives or members of a sales force.
GO FAR in your career
- Public Relations Specialists
- Marketing Specialists
- Human Resources Professionals
- Event Planners
$37,302 is the average starting salary of BGSU graduates with a BA in Communication