Mastering the fundamentals of effective communication can help prepare you for any professional career. The range of language and communications degrees offered at Grand Canyon University teach key theories and principles of communication so graduates can be proficient in the following domains:
- Conflict resolution
- Strategic communication for business and marketing
- Creative and technical writing
- Foreign language
According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, 15,500 new jobs are estimated to open for writers and authors from 2022 to 2032.2
Earn your writing or communications degree online or on campus at GCU.
Speak Foreign Languages, Teach ESL or Develop Business Communications Skills
At GCU, we understand the importance of global partnerships and effective cross-cultural communication. Whether your aspirations include learning a foreign language, such as Spanish, becoming a professional interpreter, teaching English as a second language (ESL) or even leading a multinational company, you have the opportunity to develop many of the core competencies you will need by enrolling in one of GCU’s foreign language degree programs.
The various types of language degrees offered at GCU have one main commonality: they offer a diverse and culturally enriched curriculum focused on global awareness, perspective, ethics and leadership.
Gain knowledge in best communication practices with one of GCU’s bachelor’s in communications degrees. If you love writing and want to enhance your skills in creating effective and persuasive messaging, consider the bachelor’s in professional writing degree.
For those of you who are seeking to position yourself for potential advancement in your career field, GCU offers a master’s degree in TESOL as well as graduate degrees in communication, business administration and leadership.
GCU offers accredited campus and online language degrees at undergraduate as well as graduate levels. When you become a GCU student, you can be sure that you’re receiving a quality education led by professors who are knowledgeable in their respective fields. GCU is proud to be institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1968.
GCU’s language and communications degrees offer scheduling flexibility so that even busy professionals can pursue higher education at their own convenience. Most bachelor's-level language degrees are offered on campus, online and in the evenings, so you can choose the modality that works best for your schedule.
For those pursuing graduate school, GCU’s online language degrees enable working professionals to pursue their education goals while balancing other responsibilities. If you prefer to attend classes on campus — but also require flexibility in your class schedule — consider GCU’s on-campus evening communications degrees.
When you attend GCU for your communications or language degree, you can be assured of our commitment to providing high-achieving students with access to affordable private education.
Financing your education is a big investment in your future, and we are here to help you plan for it with these convenient cost-estimating tools and resources:
Types of Language Degrees at GCU
GCU offers bachelor’s and master’s-level communications degrees as well as certificate programs for those looking to enhance their skills in specific fields or subjects. Take a look at the language programs available at GCU.
Bachelor’s Language Degrees
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Language degrees are versatile and, depending on your career goals, can be beneficial as either a primary degree or as a complementary minor or dual degree. If your passion involves professional writing, journalism, marketing, business leadership or foreign language, GCU is here to help you find your voice.
Graduates of language and communications degree programs can be prepared for a variety of career fields, including:
- Public relations
On-Campus and Online Language Degree Programs FAQs
We encourage you to learn more about communications and language degrees and find the program that works best for you. Get started by reading our answers to these commonly asked questions.
If seeking licensure or certification, applicants to the program are responsible for contacting their state department of education for licensure requirements and program approval. In addition, fingerprint and background clearance is required.
1 COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 to 2022 may be atypical compared to prior years. Accordingly, data shown is effective September 2023, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Interpreters and Translators, retrieved on Nov. 7, 2023.
2 COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 to 2022 may be atypical compared to prior years. Accordingly, data shown is effective September 2023, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Writers and Authors, retrieved on Nov. 7, 2023.
3 Universal Translation Services. (2023, October 6). Best paid languages on the planet. Retrieved on Nov. 7, 2023.
Grand Canyon University's online and evening programs offer the flexibility you need, providing a quality education to help you in today's complex world.