Pursue your Communication major with a focus in Human Communication. This degree provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, manage, and evaluate communication processes involving individuals, groups, and the public. Graduates develop strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as an advanced ability to analyze and critique messages, behaviors, and media.
Designed for the student who has already completed some coursework and needs a flexible schedule to graduate, the online degree program in communication will help students develop communication skills for careers across various contexts. Career opportunities in Communication include:
This program builds on your existing coursework at UK and/or other accredited institutions. You may transfer up to 60 credit hours toward your degree. You may earn a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts, depending on your previous coursework. UK core requirements can be completed online or at your local community college.
120 Credit Hours (EXCLUDES: KHP service courses, EXP courses, and remedial courses)
Complete all UK Core requirements, Graduation Writing, BA or BS requirements, and one statistics course
42 Hours at the 300 level or above
2.00 cumulative GPA and 2.00 major GPA required to graduate
Pre-Major Requirements -- 15 Hours
COM 101: Introduction to Communications
CIS/WRD 110: Composition and Communication I
CIS/WRD 111: Composition and Communication II
COM 252: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
COM 249 -- Mass Media and Mass Culture
Major Requirements -- 21 Hours
Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (COM 326 or 351)
9 hours COM 325+ level
9 hours COM 400+ level
Cognate -- 15 Hours
15 hours at 300+ level outside COM major
College of Communication and Information
263 Blazer Dining
343 S Martin Luther King Blvd
If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.