Why ODU for Communication?

Employers in every field say strong verbal and writing skills are a top priority in hiring. We're here to help you develop those abilities further and finish your degree. 

Our online communication degree teaches a broad range of skills to help your career thrive. We feature small online class sizes and award-winning faculty with experience in all areas of communication, from lifespan studies to cutting edge media technologies.

Choose from concentrations in:

  • Intercultural/International Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Public Relations, Advocacy, and Persuasion
  • Communication Foundations
  • Professional Communication (available in Bachelor of Science only)

* Note: Only the Bachelor of Science is available as a full program online. However, both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science are available as online degree-completion programs, which assume you have prior college credits. 

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Ranked #16

Top Online Colleges for Bachelor’s in Communication, 2018 - GuidetoOnlineSchools.com

Ranked #5

Best Online Bachelor’s in Public Relations, 2018 - TheBestSchools.org

Ranked #22

Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s in Communications, 2018 - OnlineU.org

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We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and Old Dominion University (ODU).

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Required Courses

To earn this degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. A complete bachelor’s degree requires 120 total credit hours.

You will complete a set of core communication courses and courses from an area of concentration. Your choice of the BS or BA degree will also determine some of your course selections.

Talk with our enrollment team to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheets can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Careers in Communication

Great communication skills are essential for any modern career. Our graduates may find careers in virtually every field, including:

  • Public Relations and Corporate Communication
  • Training and Development
  • Media Production and Publishing
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Human Relations/Resources
  • Sales, Advertising and Marketing

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$352 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$389 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2018 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

The Bachelor of Science degree in Communication is available entirely online. If you’ve never taken college classes before, you'll apply to ODU as a freshman. 

The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science also are available as degree-completion programs, which assume you have prior college credits for lower-division courses that can transfer to ODU. 

Talk to our enrollment coordinators to see if you have credits that will transfer and to start the admissions process.

Get Guaranteed Admission to ODU

ODU has partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. 

Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU.

Meet your Team

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUOnline.

Name
Missy Magerkorth
Job Title
Enrollment Coordinator
Phone Number
1-800-968-2638

Name
Beth Vipperman
Job Title
Enrollment Coordinator
Phone Number
1-800-968-2638