Program Overview

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.

Please note:  Students taking a Communication Skills Center internship course will need to attend regular synchronous meetings in order to serve as a tutor in the University Learning Commons.

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Program Details

Admission Requirements

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.

Graduation Requirements

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 See the Department of Applied Communication website for more details about this program.

Program Advisor

Katie Halford | Instructor Department of Applied Communication 870.718.1490 | Undergraduate advising appointments are available at


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,, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
Cost per credit hour: $292