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Online B.S. in Communication

School of Fine Arts and Communication


Communication is at the heart of all we do. Through our fully online B.S. in Communication, you will gain expertise in critical thinking, writing and speaking skills –– skills that are an asset in any career. With the demands of the modern workplace always evolving, you will learn to excel at internal communication, presenting innovative ideas to colleagues and clients, and applying your creativity to problem solving. Our fully online degree in Communication will empower you to be an invaluable member of your team.

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2022 semester.

If you are interested in an on-campus learning experience, consider the B.A. in Communication Studies degree.

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Why Choose Communication at Biola?

  • Think well. Write well.
    Studying Communication allows you to dig deeper into critical thinking and writing skills. You will learn to refine your writing process, and adapt content and messaging for different types of audiences. From emailing coworkers to strategic campaigns, you’ll be equipped to expertly craft your writing.

  • Present with Confidence.
    Great ideas are just the beginning. Bringing that idea to reality requires learning to communicate well to your colleagues and clients. You’ll learn key rhetorical practices that will give you the tools to present innovative strategies and solutions with ease.

  • Enroll in a Nationally Recognized Program.
    Biola's Communication programs are nationally recognized by the Religious Communication Association and the National Communication Association. Students can become members at a special discounted rate by joining through the Communications department. Contact a faculty member to learn more.

  • Earn Your Degree at an Affordable Price.
    This communication degree boasts a condensed but robust curriculum. It’s specially designed to integrate the content of our B.A. in Communication Studies program (our on-campus bachelor’s degree) into a structured B.S. in Communication — all with tuition priced roughly one-third of the cost of Biola’s traditional undergraduate programs.

  • Your Schedule Matters.
    You can complete our flexible, convenient online program in as little as 24 months (depending on your existing credits and chosen course schedule). Our courses are asynchronous, which means you can complete your weekly coursework on a schedule that works for you.

What Will I Study?

The B.S. in Communication offers robust, biblically integrated courses that can be applied to your current work and beyond. Some courses include:

  • Introduction to Public Communication
  • Communication Theories
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • History of Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Rhetorical Theories
  • Communication and Diversity

Biblical Studies Minor

One of Biola’s academic distinctives is the minor in biblical and theological studies, which sets a foundation for every student’s understanding of Scripture and theology. You will take 30 credits of Bible courses as part of your degree to qualify for a minor in biblical studies.

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2-4 years
Standard Duration
This indicates the standard duration of this program. Completion time may vary depending on transferred coursework and preferred courseload.
Total Program Credits
Total program credits include a combination of major/concentration, Bible/theology and general education credits.
Biola University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Additional accreditations may apply to specific programs.

Career Paths

A degree in communication can be a great way to advance in your current profession, but it may also present new opportunities to expand your career choices. The education you’ll receive at Biola will equip you with the tools you need to enter any workplace as a confident, competent and effective communicator. Some possible paths include:

  • Communications manager
  • Corporate communications director
  • Lawyer
  • Bible teacher or pastor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Church communications director
  • Graduate study (law school, doctoral studies and more)

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