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Bachelor’s in Business Communication

Engage in a Communication-Focused Career

Develop your communication skills while enhancing your design and business capabilities.

  • Program Overview

    Stevenson University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Communication is offered to working adults who want to enhance their communication skills, design proficiency, and business expertise. The program provides students with the skills, critical-thinking abilities, and technological competencies essential for career success in numerous fields including event planning, media, advertising, public relations, publishing, and marketing. 

    Students will develop oral and written presentations and learn how to utilize a variety of mediums including technology, photography, and design. Additionally, students will gain vital knowledge of the inner workings of the business environment to prepare graduates to enter the workforce or advance their career. Designed for working professionals, this program is offered fully online in 8-week sessions.

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  • Courses

    Courses

    The bachelor’s in Business Communication requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.

    Major Requirements

    • GPS 200 Adult Learning Theory & Practice
    • ACC 215 Survey of Accounting
    • CM 101 Public Speaking
    • CM 115 Interpersonal Communication
    • CM 211 Intercultural Communication
    • CM 253 Journalism I
    • CM 254 Journalism II
    • CM 260 Business and Professional Communication
    • CM 390 Organizational Communication
    • CM 401 Senior Internship
    • MGT 204 Principles of Management
    • MKT 206 Principles of Marketing
    • PHOTO 141 Basic Digital Photography
    • VCD 125  Fundamentals of Digital Media 
    • VCD 270 Intro to Corporate Communication Design
    • Three business electives

    Writing Electives

    Select two from the following:

    • CM 303 Feature Writing
    • CM 304 Magazine Writing & Publishing
    • CM 305 Journalism Practicum
    • CM 314 Public Relations Writing
    • CM 323 Writing for the Web

    Focused Electives

    Select four from the following:

    • CM 255 Small Group Communications
    • CM 265 Event Planning and Publicity
    • CM 270 New Media Communication
    • CM 275 Principles and Practices of PR
    • CM 310 Conflict and Negotiation
    • CM 380 The Advertising Campaign
    • CM 402 Special Topics in Communication
    • IS 260 Presentation Theory and Application
    • VCD 370 Relationship of Business & Design

    Degree Requirements

  • Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    • Completed online application.
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work.
    • At least 15 transferable credits.
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • At least two years of professional work experience.
    • Personal statement.
  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Full-Time

    Ann M. Solan, Ph.D. (2013)
    Associate Dean of Business Programs
    B.S., Nyack College
    M.B.A., Dowling College
    Ph.D., Regent University

    Leeanne M. Bell, Ph.D. (2007)
    Assistant Professor, Business Communications
    B.A., University of Pittsburgh
    M.A., West Virginia University
    Ph.D., Duquesne University

    Deric M. Greene, Ph.D. (2004)
    Associate Professor, Business Communications
    B.S., James Madison University
    M.A., Norfolk State University
    Ph.D., Howard University

    Heather E. Harris, Ph.D. (2003)
    Professor, Business Communications
    B.A., Concordia University
    M.A., Howard University
    Ph.D., Howard University

    Stephanie L. Verni (2000)
    Assistant Professor, Business Communications
    B.S., Towson University
    M.S., Towson University
    M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art

    Part-Time

    John Castagna (2015)
    Adjunct Instructor, Business Communication
    B.A. University of North Florida;
    M.A. Seton Hall University

    Linda Coleman (2014)
    Adjunct Professor, Business Communication
    B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Duquesne University

  • Tuition

    Tuition

    Established in 1947, Stevenson University has a long history of providing students an affordable, private education. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, in addition to a reduced-tuition rate through partnerships with community colleges, healthcare organizations, and other organizations and corporations. For a full list of Stevenson's partners, please visit our Partnerships page.

    The following reflects the total cost of a bachelor's degree if transferring in 60-credit hours. Students are eligible to transfer up to 70-credit hours from a community college or up to 90-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable. 

    The School of Graduate and Professional Studies has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    Bachelor’s Program Cost Per
    Credit Hour
    Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)
    Total Cost of Bachelor’s
    (60-Credit Hours)
    Business Communication $450.00 $1,350.00 $27,000.00*

    *Does not include books.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Through Stevenson University’s Credit for Prior Learning Program, undergraduate students are eligible to earn up to 30 credits for what they have learned through their previous work and life experiences. The School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers several options for assessing and awarding college credit for prior learning. For more information, visit our Credit for Prior Learning page.

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