Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Students majoring in communication engage in a thoughtful exploration of how the construction of messages, communicator characteristics, and contextual factors influence professional and personal lives. The Bachelor of Arts in Communications program at GCU provides opportunities for scholarship in organizational, political, mass mediated, interpersonal, and intercultural communication contexts. The organizational emphasis allows students to focus on communication skills directly applicable to public relations, political communication, human resources, sales, and marketing. This program, like the greater GCU community, embodies Christian virtues in the way people communicate with each another. Faculty act as guides, collaborators, and mentors as students find their purpose.

Students who earn their degree in communication work in a wide variety of contexts. Students at GCU learn the skills necessary to be competitive in both profit and nonprofit sectors. Common careers for communication majors with an organizational emphasis are public relations specialists, corporate trainers, campaign managers, community action directors, account executives, sales representatives, and human resource coordinators.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

Enjoy Grand Canyon University\'s traditional campus experience. As of fall 2014, our 179-acre campus serves a growing student population of approximately 11,000. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students.


The dynamic capabilities of GCUs online curriculum offer considerable flexibility and convenience for career oriented professionals who are pursuing their educational goals. Full time faculty members, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Our small class sizes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Classes begin frequently.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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