Communication, BA

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Online Communications Degree – Bachelor of Arts (BA)

A bachelor’s degree in communication will help students develop sought-after skills and become effective writers and speakers. From the corporate world to academics to ministry, graduates can leverage a communications degree to inform, educate, entertain, and persuade others. San Diego Christian College (SDCC) offers a unique Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication program that combines major and general education coursework with a spiritual foundation.

As you pursue your BA in Communications, you will develop an integrative knowledge of the nature of human communication as well as the relationships and contexts in which it occurs. You will also have an opportunity to explore how communication fosters well-being, establishes and enhances connections, promotes civic engagement, and enables active participation within a global community.

Read on for an overview of San Diego Christian College’s online communications degree program, or submit the form to request more information.








Career Opportunities for Communication Majors

When you earn a BA in Communication online at San Diego Christian College, you will come away with practical skills you can apply immediately in your personal life and on the job. You can parlay your bachelor’s degree in communications into a career in business, government, education, media, or the arts.

SDCC’s Communication degree positions you for opportunities such as:

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Marketing Writer
  • Editorial Director
  • Content Strategist
  • Marketing Manager
  • News Reporter
  • Director of Communications

Summary of Learning Objectives for the Bachelor’s Degree in Communication

As a student in the Communications degree program at San Diego Christian College, you will learn the theoretical constructs of communication and how to apply them within the workplace and community. You will also discover how to use these skills to create an impact on the world for Christ.

The BA in Communication program prepares you to:

  • Write and deliver oral presentations that incorporate principles of scholarly content, effective organization, and professional delivery.
  • Apply communication theories to relational dynamics, social issues, film, and scripture and integrate them into research, writing, and speaking processes.
  • Critically evaluate arguments, contemporary social issues, discourse, research findings, presentations, and persuasive appeals by applying communication theory within a biblical framework.
  • Understand the dynamics of human relationships and implement effective communication practices within personal, group, organizational, cultural, and spiritual contexts.
  • Write and analyze narratives based on a contextual understanding of human communication.

Online Communications Degree Curriculum

To earn a BA in Communication online, degree candidates must complete 123 credit hours of coursework. Course descriptions and other relevant information can be found in SDCC’s Course Catalog.

Students majoring in Communication may choose to pursue an emphasis or minor in a related discipline. Refer to the Online Program Emphasis Options page for details and course listings.

Core Courses for Online Communications Degree Program
Course # Course Name Credits
COM 301 Mass Communication 3
COM 302 Media Literacy and Persuasion Theory 3
COM 435 Organizational Communication and Leadership 3
ICS 305 Intercultural Communication 3
LDR 400 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation 3
Institutional Course Requirements
Course # Course Name Credits
BI 392 Servant Leadership 3
BI 393 Historical Perspectives of the Gospels 3
CM 305 Spiritual Formation 3
PD 340 Adult Development and Life Planning 3
PHIL 492 Values and Ethics 3
SCI 302 Scientific Models of Origins 3
General Education Requirements
Course # Course Name Credits
multiple Critical Thinking/Communication Courses 9
multiple Humanities Courses 12
multiple Math and Science Courses 12
multiple Social Science Courses 12
multiple Liberal Arts Courses 9
multiple Electives* 21
Research and Capstone Requirements for Bachelor’s Degree in Communication
Course # Course Name Credits
PHIL 450 Critical and Creative Thinking 3
RSH 495A Research Capstone I 3
RSH 495B Research Capstone Statistics 3
SH 495CR Research Capstone II 3

“As a student in the Online program, you learn relevant, real-world knowledge taught from a biblical perspective by godly professors. … Students literally take knowledge gained in evening class and put it to use the very next day in the workplace. It does not get any more relevant than that.”

– Frank Wilbourn


All instructors in the Communication degree program have relevant expertise and a passion for Christ-centered learning.

Why Choose SDCC for Your Communications Degree? Top Reasons to Start Today

The BA in Communication program is led by expert faculty and features courses that are directly applicable to your career field, with a biblical framework and opportunities for hands-on research and experience. You’ll also have access to the same campus resources as traditional full-time students, including library services and a team of Student Support professionals who are dedicated to your success. Other reasons to choose SDCC:


      • 100% Online: Our online program allows you to create your own schedule.
      • Flexible Start Dates: Each course term is eight weeks long.
      • Affordable: Undergraduate courses are just $399 per credit, and SDCC accepts many forms of financial aid, including federal student aid, military tuition assistance, veterans’ benefits, and employer tuition reimbursement.
      • No Application Fee: We’ve waived your application fee apply, so you’ve got nothing to lose. Apply for free today, and you could begin your first classes in a matter of weeks!