Understanding Communication Systems with an Online Communications Degree

​If you are considering an online bachelor‘s degree, communications will provide broad career choice and opportunity. The best online schools for communications will provide you with essential skills for life and career – from trust building to persuading, from negotiating to resolving conflict, from training others to crafting memorable messages.

Online communications degree programs prepare students for careers in

  • organizational leadership, counseling and training
  • marketing and public information management
  • sales and customer relations
  • nonprofit advocacy and education.

If communicating effectively in speech and writing, thinking critically, practicing ethics and respect for diversity, understanding new communication technologies, and collaborating successfully with others sounds like a good use of your time, then enroll now in MSU Denver’s Online Communication Studies, B.A. Our Communication Studies Major allows you to study as a generalist or focus on a theme such as communication systems, culture and society, or identity and relationships. Concentrations include

In-person and hybrid options are also available.

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Professional and Organizational Communication Concentration

The Professional and Organizational Communication concentration prepares graduates for work in consulting, corporate training, and conference planning. This concentration presents lucrative and satisfying careers to Communication Studies graduates. Many job opportunities are available in education, government, business, and industry, as well as private practice as a consultant.

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Rhetoric & Public Culture Concentration

The Rhetoric & Public Culture concentration enhances students’ ability to craft effective messages, connect with diverse audiences and individuals, persuade, and lead positive change. They learn what makes persuasion possible so they can effectively communicate in personal, professional, and academic settings. Having this knowledge adds immense value to students who leave the program knowing what works and what fails in the processes of ethically shaping the thoughts, feelings, and actions of others in today’s fast-paced, interconnected, digital communication environment.

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$1000 Renewable Annual Scholarship for New and Returning Students

If you are a new MSU Denver student or one who has been away from MSU for at least two semesters and interested in completing a fully online degree, this scholarship is for you.

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Access and affordability is our mission. 30% of our students pay no tuition/fees, 46% receive aid, and our tuition is among the lowest in the state.


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1:1 Success Coaching for MSU Denver Online Communications Degree Students

In the Office of Online Learning, your dedicated Student Success Coach is here to support you. We focus on helping you develop essential skills in our 5 Success Coaching Zones:

  • Growth Roadmapping
  • Time Management & Organization
  • Online Learning Strategies & Study Skills
  • Network of Resources
  • Stress Management, Wellness, & Self-Care


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