• Program Overview

    Program Overview

    Stevenson University Online’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 in the bachelor of business communications degree program will develop oral and written presentations, and learn how to utilize a variety of mediums including technology, photography and design. Coursework includes instruction in areas such as public speaking, journalism, new media communication and event planning. 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.

  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • Completed online application.
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work.
    • At least 15 transferable credits.
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    • At least two years of professional work experience.
    • Personal statement.
    Tuition Rate Partnership Standard
    Per Credit $360.00 $450.00
    Per Course (3-Credits) $1,080.00 $1,350.00
    • Stevenson University offers a partnership tuition rate through our relationships with local community colleges, hospitals, and organizations. A full list of our partners can be found here.
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 
    • We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify.
    • 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.

    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. Stevenson University Online offers several options for assessing and awarding college credit for prior learning. For more information, visit our Credit for Prior Learning page.

  • Faculty


    Nadene Vevea, Ph.D. (2016)
    Associate Dean Communication Programs
    B.A., M.A., Minnesota State University 
    Graduate Certificate, North Dakota State University
    Ph.D., North Dakota State 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

    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

    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

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

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements

    Stevenson University Online's Bachelor of Science in Business Communication requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.

    Major Requirements

    • CM 101 Public Speaking
    • CM 115 Interpersonal Communication
    • CM 205 Communication Ethics
    • CM 211 Intercultural Communication
    • CM 255 Small Group Communication
    • CM 260 Business and Professional Communication
    • CM 275 Principles and Practices of PR
    • CM 310 Conflict and Negotiation
    • CM 390 Organizational Communication
    • CM 490 Capstone

    Business Core Required Courses 

    • MATH 136 Introduction to Statistics
    • MGT 204 Principles of Management
    • MKT 206 Principles of Marketing
    • MKT 316 Principles of Negotiation and Sales

    Writing Core Required Courses

    • CM 323 Writing for the Web
    • GPS 200 Adult Learning Theory & Practice
    • MGT 210 Business Writing

    Design Core Required Courses

    • PHOTO 141 Basic Digital Photography
    • VCD 125 Fundamentals of Digital Media

    Technology Required Courses

    • IS 135 MS Office Applications
    • IS 260 Presentation Theory and Application

    Degree Requirements