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Bachelor of Science in
Communication

Interpersonal and Organizational Communication is an important tool utilized in all areas of life.

Tailored specifically for busy schedules, this program is designed for working adults who want to advance their careers through courses that develop communication skills across diverse populations.

Through seven-week terms, classes are delivered through online, hybrid, and face-to-face instruction. This program produces effective communicators who are competent in the practical applications of current technology, while preparing students for leadership roles in their profession and in the greater community. You will learn how to conduct extensive research, create case studies, and master communication theories.

Online

Online Info Sessions for Adult Undergraduate
December 10

We offer a selection of online information sessions to help cater to the individual needs of our prospective adult undergraduate students.

Apply today to start next term
January 25, 2021

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

Top Reasons to choose Communication at florida southern college

Personalized Advising

Your academic advisor works with you from the moment you are accepted to create a road map to graduation, creating a custom schedule specific to your needs.

Affordable and Accelerated

A timely completion of your degree is critical to your total tuition cost, which is why we offer accelerated courses, providing you a quality education at a fraction of the cost.

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Comprehensive

You’ll gain exposure to all areas of human relations within the workplace – organizational communication networks, conflict management, leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, and the role of communication in interpersonal and organizational contexts.

Engaged Learning

Although most, if not all, of the communication courses can be completed online, our faculty create an environment of engaged learning, where communication concepts and theories are taught using practical application.

Program Details

Scheduling of classes is flexible. Mix and match delivery types to maximize your schedule as needed.

On-Campus

Courses are offered in an on-campus format with convenient evening schedules.

Online

Courses are offered in a flexible online format.

Hybrid

Courses are offered in a hybrid format, a combination of online and in-class meetings.

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
A. General Education Requirements 40 hours
B. Major Requirements 40 hours
Course Number Course Name
COM 1100 Introduction to Communication (waived)
COM 1500 Fundamentals of Speech
COM 2100 Mass Media and Society
COM 2250 Interpersonal Communication
COM 2260 Small Group Communication OR
COM 3200 Persuasion
COM 2270 Intercultural Communication
COM 3210 Organizational Communication
COM 3900 Special Topics in Communication
COM 4550 Communication Research
COM 4500 Communication Law and Ethics OR
COM 4999 Speech and Mass Communication Theory
COM 4900 Senior Project
C. Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements 12 hours
D. Electives 32 hours
E. Total 124 hours

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

2020-2021 - Effective August 18, 2020

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $330
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $30 to $120

*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.

Admission Requirements

  • Provide official transcripts of all academic work taken previously at other colleges, universities, or professional schools.
  • If fewer than 25 credit hours have been earned from a regionally accredited college or university, student should provide official high school transcript or GED scores, as well as ACT or SAT exam scores, OR as an alternative, applicants should instead submit an updated resume and elect to apply through the test-optional policy.
  • Military service-connected, educational experiences may award transfer credits. Requests should be accompanied by documents describing the educational experience. (Seven semester hours of credit may be awarded.)

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Additional International Requirements

  • Official Translated Transcripts With Course By Course Evaluation**
  • Bank Letter Verifying Funds of Sponsor***
  • Sponsor's Guarantee Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS Score****

** Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., Josef Silny, SpanTran, or World Education Services or another similar approved transcript evaluation agency.

*** A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.

**** Must have completed an English language training program or at least one year at an English speaking institution to waive the TOEFL/IELTS testing requirement.

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Program Contact

Hannah Potter

Assistant Director of Adult and Graduate Admission
phone 863.680.4463
send text to 863.692.7195

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