Bachelor of Arts in Communication



The Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree is a postsecondary professional degree designed to equip students to be effective communicators, leaders, and ethical advocates in today's workplace. This program allows students to focus on communicating effectively in a global, networked, digital environment or on spoken communication, growing their skills to write and deliver impactful messages. Strong communication skills online and in the workplace translates to professional success.

Completion Requirements

To qualify for graduation from The College at Mid-America, each student seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree must satisfy the general requirements for graduation as set forth in the Catalog.

General Education Requirements

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Communication are required to complete a minimum of 33 semester hours of general education courses that includes courses in each of the following three areas: the humanities or fine arts, the social or behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences or mathematics.

General education courses may be transferred from another postsecondary institution or they may be completed within the required course structure of the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree.

Humanities or Fine Arts
EN 4900Introduction to Research and Writing3
EN 4914Introduction to Literature3
WH 4961World History 13
WH 4962World History 23
MU 4701Music Appreciation3
Social or Behavioral Sciences
CM 4484Introduction to Christian Ministries3
PH 3901Introduction to Philosophy3
PM 4270Leadership Development3
Natural Sciences or Mathematics
SC 4981Introduction to Biology3
CS 4950Introduction to Computing3
MA 4971Applied Mathematics3
Total Hours33

General Education Goals

The goals of the general education core are to help the student acquire broad-based knowledge in the areas of:

  1. Humanities or Fine Arts: To evaluate and critique the influence of artistic techniques and expression on culture and society.
  2.  Social or Behavioral Sciences: To identify and analyze data, perspectives, trends, concepts, or issues pertaining to human social function and experience.
  3. Natural Sciences or Mathematics: To examine issues related to the natural sciences from an evidence-based perspective and use in applied contexts.

Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication (BAC) Degree

Course Requirements

Each student pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree must complete the 120 semester hours of courses specified in the following table.

Minor Concentrations

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree contains a minor component. Students choose a minor concentration of study to complement their major studies. The minor concentrations are biblical counseling, business administration, Christian studies, and organizational leadership.

Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication (BAC) Degree

Plan of Study Grid
First YearHours
OT 2101
OT 2102
Old Testament Survey 1
and Old Testament Survey 2
PH 3901 Introduction to Philosophy 3
MU 4701 Music Appreciation 3
EN 4900 Introduction to Research and Writing 3
EN 4914 Introduction to Literature 3
CS 4950 Introduction to Computing 3
MA 4971 Applied Mathematics 3
WH 4961
WH 4962
World History 1
and World History 2
Second Year
NT 2601
NT 2602
New Testament Survey 1
and New Testament Survey 2
Language 1, 2* 6
CH 3001 The History of Christianity 3
EV 3200 Personal Evangelism 3
TH 3701 Basic Biblical Doctrines 3
PM 4270 Leadership Development 3
CM 4484 Introduction to Christian Ministries 3
SC 4981 Introduction to Biology 3
Third Year
CO 4780 Introduction to Communication 3
CO 4781 Critical Thinking and Communication 3
CO 4782 Writing for Public Relations 3
CO 4783 Event Planning and Donor Relations 3
CO 4784 Organizational Communication 3
CO 4785 Interpersonal Communication 3
Minor 1 3
Minor 2 3
Minor 3 3
Minor 4 3
Fourth Year
CO 4786 Media in Society 3
CO 4787 Public Speaking and Presentation Skills 3
CO 4788 Advanced Speaking and Presentation Skills 3
CO 4789 Communication Ethics 3
CO 4790 Rhetoric and Argumentation 3
CO 4791 Conflict Analysis and Resolution 3
Minor 5 3
Minor 6 3
Minor 7 3
Minor 8 3
 Total Hours120

Greek 1 & 2 (GR 2801-GR 2802), Hebrew 1 & 2 (HB 2401-HB 2402), Latin 1 & 2 (LA 4923-LA 4924 ), or Spanish 1 & 2 (SP 4921-SP 4922)