The Bachelor of Arts in applied communication equips students with skills that may be used 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, embracing difference, and influencing discourse.
Courses are offered in a variety of formats, including 16-week courses and accelerated 8-week courses.
After admission to UA Little Rock, 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
Dr. Avinash Thombre | Professor
Department of Applied Communication
501.569.3158 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate advising appointments are available at ualr.edu/appliedcomm/advising-appointments.
UA Little Rock 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.
UA Little Rock 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.
University Standard Core Courses (18-21 hours)
Please note: Developmental courses are only available through the main campus and must be completed prior to declaring an online program.
First Year Experience (Choose 3 hours)
College of Business students may take BSAD 1100 for equivalent.
Communication – Written (Choose 3 - 6 hours)
(Select 1 set)
RHET 1311 AND RHET 1312
RHET 1320 Honors Composition
Fine Arts (Choose 3 hours)
Humanities (Choose 3 hours)
Social Sciences (Choose 3 hours)
PSYC 2300 is recommended for College of Business students.
History of Civilization (Choose 3 hours)
College Core Courses (14 hours)
Science (Choose 8 hours)
Mathematics (Choose 3 hours)
Humanities/Social Sciences/Communication-Speech (Choose 3 hours)
Speech Communication majors must select SPCH 1300
Required Courses (25 hours)
Foundational Courses (Choose 12 hours)
Applied Courses (Choose 9 hours)
Choose one course from the following three groups, for a total of 9 hours:
• 4312 or 4357
• 3300 or 3323
• 3340 or 3330
Elective Courses (12 hours)
Students must select courses from each category that they have not already completed as part of their required coursework.