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Online B.A. in Communications

It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it.

It seems like every other day we see a share-worthy tweet or Facebook post from a known or even not-so-known brand. And as social media networks and digital landscapes continue to expand, so will the need for communications professionals with a unique point of view.

The 100% online B.A. in Communications program is designed for transfer students seeking to complete their bachelor's degree. The online B.A. in Communications degree focuses on knowledge of communications processes, expected proficiency in writing and practice, awareness of professional responsibilities, knowledge of ethical practices, and familiarity with laws governing the use of mass media.

Graduates will be armed with the skills and creativity to lead fulfilling careers… becoming journalists, public relations professionals, marketing professionals, bloggers, writers and social media managers to name a few.

At A Glance

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    Credits50 to 60 credits

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    Cost$370 per credit

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    LocationCSUB Online

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    Modality100% online

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    Average Completion Time2 years

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    Admission CycleFall and Spring Semesters

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    Next Application DeadlineSpring 2025 Priority: October 1, 2024

Program Details

How to Apply & Upcoming Deadlines

To apply to the Online B.A. in Communications program at CSU Bakersfield, submit the following:

  • One official hard-copy (unopened) or digital transcript from all colleges attended. Digital transcripts must be sent directly from the college attended to Any transcript from a college / university outside of the United States will require a course-by-course analysis from a transcript evaluation services such as World Education Services (WES). See WES website for more details.

  • Signed Technology Contract (included in Cal State Apply application)

  • $70 application fee

How to Submit Your Application

Complete your application online through Cal State Apply. Select "Communications" under the "Bakersfield Extension" section. Complete all the necessary steps and submit.

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Application Deadlines

We offer start dates for three terms throughout the year. Please see the deadlines below for each term. Note: Applications submitted by the priority deadline will receive preference for inclusion in a particular term should we receive more admissions than slots available. 

Fall Semester Admission:
Application Opens: October 1
Priority Deadline: February 1
Regular Deadline: March 1
Final Document Submission Deadline: July 1

Spring Semester Admission:
Application Opens: August 1
Priority Deadline: October 1
Regular Deadline: November 1
Final Document Submission Deadline: January 1

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