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Communication (BA) (BS)

Inform and interact.

Communication plays a vital role in modern society. It permeates all social, corporate, civic, educational and religious situations -- so the demand for competent communicators continues to grow.

Our program is focused on information management and human interaction: We prepare you for careers in which people and information come together. We emphasize team-building, the analysis and organization of information, and critical thinking.

ACU offers two communication degrees:

  • The Bachelor of Arts includes a foreign-language requirement and a minor, enabling you to apply your skills to a range of career fields.  
  • The Bachelor of Science includes studies in communication research and offers several hours of electives, allowing you to explore other disciplines.

Program Overview

Credit hours University Requirements: 56 credit hours
+ Major Requirements: 54 credit hours (Choice of 3 tracks)
+ Electives: 18 credit hours
= Total Required: 128 credit hours*
*Based on track selection
Tracks 3
Department Communication and Sociology
School/College College of Arts and Sciences


You’ll take courses such as:

  • Discussion, Dissent and Debate
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Persuasion
  • Rhetoric of Pop Culture
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  • Corporate Communication (B.A. or B.S.)
  • Interpersonal and Cultural Studies (B.A. or B.S.)
  • Public Advocacy (B.A. or B.S.)

What can you do after graduation?

  • Public relations officer
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer
  • Recruiter
  • Mediator
  • Nonprofit director
  • Account executive
  • Youth minister
  • Reporter
Professor with students

Clubs and Activities

Communication majors get outside-the-classroom experience through a number of co-curriculars, clubs and campus resources including:

  • Practicums in professional settings
  • Forensics team (speech and debate)
  • Student media
  • Study abroad
  • Lambda Pi Eta (professional student group)
  • ACU Speaker Center

About the Department of Communication and Sociology

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The Department of Communication and Sociology equips graduates to communicate skillfully, conduct research, think critically, globally and missionally to prepare them for service in a variety of careers. Our faculty are known for expertise and excellence in both scholarship and teaching.

Instructional facilities are located in the Sherrod Building of the Don Morris Center and include well-equipped classrooms, digital recording equipment, multimedia presentation equipment and access to computers. The  department staffs and operates the ACU Speaking Center housed in the campus library. It provides expertise in all aspects of the creation and delivery of presentations.

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Ready to Be a Part?

We’re eager to see not only what you can accomplish with an ACU education, but how your unique perspective can enrich your fellow classmates and ACU as a whole.