Bachelor's Degree Program

Find your voice, tell your story and earn your communication degree from a personal, interactive program. UAF’s interdisciplinary approach to communication and emphasis on real-world learning and small-class environments ensures you’ll develop the wide variety of skills needed for the professions of today and the future. If you choose, you can concentrate your communication degree in Dispute Resolution or Indigenous Dispute Resolution.

Work closely with experienced faculty on specialized projects. Gain support and knowledge through resources like our UAF Speaking Center. Get career experience and build your résumé through our student-run newspaper, The Polaris, or our student newscast, Nanook News.

You’ll graduate as a high-demand candidate with a foundation of knowledge applicable to a wide range of highly marketable careers.

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Why Study Communication at UAF?

Communication majors at the University of Alaska Fairbanks access cutting-edge courses and gain extensive practical experience through projects, internships and student organizations. Your plan of study will be unique to you, ensuring the courses you take will align with your specific interests. You’ll graduate prepared for the careers of today and tomorrow. Here are more reasons to earn your bachelor’s in communication at UAF.

  • Engage in marketable communication research projects focused on social media interactions.
  • Option to specialize your communication online degree in dispute resolution or Indigenous dispute resolution.
  • Work closely with expert faculty on projects you can help design based on your interests, in the context of a caring and supportive learning environment.
Find your voice and tell your story

The communication degree teaches theory and develops practical skills through interactive experiences in all facets of communication.

Write articles for our student newspaper, The Polaris. Develop stories and report as a member of our student newscast, Nanook News. Find support and expand your public speaking talents through our UAF Speaking Center.

Create a plan of study around your interests

As a communication major, you’ll have a core set of courses that teach the major concepts of human communication, but your plan of study will be unique to you. You’ll design the majority of your program with a faculty advisor to ensure the courses you take meet your specific interests and career goals.

Graduate as a sought-after candidate for a variety of fields

The bachelor’s in communication is one of the most versatile degrees and provides you with a set of skills for many different careers. As a communication major at UAF, you’ll learn across disciplines and gain résumé-boosting experiences that will stand out to future employers. Our graduates find careers in public and nonprofit organizations, business, healthcare, public relations, marketing, government, social services, law, consulting, broadcasting and training and development.


Complete your Communication degree online

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In the Video Storytelling course, you’ll learn how to make professional-looking videos with just your smartphone, some simple audio gear and items commonly found around the house.

Experience online learning at UAF

Find out why we’ve been ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. At UAF, you’ll pay in-state tuition for all of our online degree programs no matter where you live. You can also count on receiving a high-quality education at one of the top research universities in the United States.

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Cost breakdown for the online degree in communication

The estimated cost for the online bachelor’s in communication program based on current rates is $43,300.

See what your dollars go toward on the UAF eCampus Tuition and Fees page.

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What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Communication?

Communication is a highly versatile major that will prepare you for a wide range of career options. This is a program in which you’ll learn across disciplines and gain practical, real-world training that will help you stand out to employers today and in the future.

Our communication graduates go on to successful careers in business, law, social services, healthcare, public relations, broadcasting and much more. Many also choose to pursue graduate study.



Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in Communication

Take the next step toward earning your bachelor’s degree. We have the resources to help you get started.