Communication - Professional Communication (BS)

Program at a Glance

Degree: Bachelor of Science
College of Arts & Letters: Department of Communication & Theatre Arts
Cost: $316-345 per credit hour *
Required: 45 credit hours from ODU (120 total)
Learning Environment: Online asynchronousAccess course material online from any location and complete coursework following a defined course schedule.

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Strengthen your professional communication skills and increase the value of your experience.

Professional CommunicationODU has multiple online Communication Degree program options, and the Professional Communication program is designed to create strong communication skills that are a critical component of success in today's connected, interactive business environments.

This online Communication Degree completion program in Professional Communication prepares you for greater managerial positions and opportunities across a wide range of industries.

Why ODU for Professional Communication?

The coursework in this online Communication degree program will help develop your skills in:

  • Interpersonal and organizational communication
  • Professional writing
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Public Relations

Admission Information

This is a degree completion program.

Explore Monarch TRANSFERmation to see how courses you've completed may transfer to ODU. To have an advisor review your transcripts, contact your nearest ODU extended classroom site or call 1.800.968.2638.

For this program, you will need to be accepted into ODU as a degree-seeking student.


Talk with an advisor to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheets below can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

Learning Environment

Courses in this program are offered in this technology:

Online Asynchronous: Access course materials online from any location using ODU's learning management system. These courses require little to no synchronous (same-time) scheduled class meetings, but assignments and exams are scheduled by the instructor. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.


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Professional Communication Careers

  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Human Resources
  • Training and Development
  • Labor Relations
  • Writing/Editing
  • Office Management

Calculating Cost

Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $316
Students living outside of Virginia $345
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $874

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.