Communication | Online

Program Type
Undergraduate Major (Online)
Bachelor of Art (BA)
Modes of Study

Financial aid

On average, 92% of enrolled students who file a FAFSA receive an offer. 91% of offers include scholarships, grants, waiver, and/or work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program highlights

  • Choose a mode of study that is blended (a mix of online and in-person courses) or fully online.
  • Save money with affordable tuition: Students who choose to study fully online receive our e-tuition rate.
  • Study with engaged faculty who have extensive experience in communication theory and its application in a range of academic and professional fields of endeavor.
  • Expand your communication studies by selecting a minor in Cinema Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Audio and Video Production, or Public Relations.
  • Gain professional experience by participating in internships and service-learning opportunities.
  • Join an outstanding alumni network including an Emmy winner and Maine Association of Broadcasters Award recipient.
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Career opportunities

Our alumni work in both the public and private sectors. Students have acquired positions at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, MEMIC, Gulf of Maine Research Center, Unum, IDEXX, New York Yankees, Martin’s Health Point Care, Portland Sea Dogs, and the Council on International Educational Exchange.

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Program requirements

Our program embraces a liberal arts philosophy and emphasizes critical thinking. You’ll examine communication theories and their practices, including intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, organization, intercultural, gender and family, and mass media.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Dedicated faculty

Our faculty have extensive research and scholarship experience. They regularly present their research at conferences that include the National Communication Association, the Media Ecology Association, Eastern Communication Association, and Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender.

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Online student support

Maintain a flexible schedule while earning your degree. Our online students receive the same superior support as those who study on campus, including one-on-one career advising, video meetings with tutors and writing assistants, and technology assistance.

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Welcoming adult learners

We understand the demands of completing your degree while maintaining your work schedule and life responsibilities. Here, you'll find flexibility and personal support to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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