The Bachelor of Arts in applied communication is an accelerated online degree program that equips students with communication skills that may be applied in their personal lives as well as across a number of professions including business, education, government, and industry.
The 120-hour program teaches students how to use a positive communication framework to ethically lead by analyzing messages; developing messages, anticipating communication barriers; accomplishing communicative goals, and embracing difference; influencing discourse.
University Standard Core Courses (18-21 hours)
College Core Courses (14 hours)
Required Courses (34 hours)
(beyond SPCH 1300)
After admission to UALR, any student may be admitted to the program. Undergraduate admission requirements for the university can be found in our “Become a Student” section.
This degree program requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, including an intercultural communication competency requirement (6 credit hours), and 12 credit hours outside of the major.
Intercultural communication competency courses include:
• Language (Only Spanish or American Sign Language are currently offered online)
• Study Abroad
• Courses from Minor in Race and Ethnicity
• Any other approved course(s) that focus on intercultural issues
All required courses for the applied communication major are available online in an accelerated 8-week format. See the Department of Applied Communication website for more details about this program.
Dr. Avinash Thombre | 501.569.3158 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Applied Communication Associate Professor
UALR is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.
UALR makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003, or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website,ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
- Cost per credit hour: $280