Academic Degrees & Programs

Academic Degrees & Programs

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Communication, BA - Areas of Emphasis:

Communication, BA - Online Program

This degree is designed to provide a well-rounded overview of the field of communication and includes multiple electives to customize the program to your specific interests.  Graduates will enter the world of work with immediately applicable digital know-how for many, if not most, of today’s professional work environments.

Communication, BI - Digital Filmmaking

A cross-college collaboration between the Department of Communications, the College of Engineering, and the College of Business, this cutting-edge curriculum combines academic studies, technical skills and professional training to prepare students for a variety of careers in the film and television industry.

Communication, Accelerated Master's Program (AMP)

The Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's degree program in Communication offers highly-qualified UCCS Communication majors the opportunity of pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication and Masters of Arts (MA) in Communication concurrently, allowing for up to nine credit hours to be used for both the BA and MA.

Undergraduate Minors

  • Digital Filmmaking & Media Arts
  • General Communication
  • Leadership Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Organizational & Strategic Communication
  • Sport Communication

Graduate Degree Program

Communication, MA

The fully online Master of Arts in Communication at UCCS prepares you to excel in an array of careers, enabling graduates to reach diverse audiences to solve complex communication problems. Our program is all about personal growth and professional development.


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Digital Storytelling Designer (Undergraduate) 

This badge will strengthen writing and speaking skills to enhance organizational goals, develop client presentations demonstrating a clear vision, capture brand style and more.

Leading Through Change (Graduate)

This badge empowers individuals to expertly navigate communication challenges when driving change within their teams and organizations. Whether it's managing virtual and inclusive communication or building teams that can thrive in times of change, this program equips leaders with the skills they need to succeed. By earning this badge, you'll unlock opportunities to advance your career, enhance your team's performance, assess change needs, and create agile, resilient organizations.

Data Analysis Essentials Badge (Graduate)

This badge has been designed to equip you with the essential tools to analyze data. Using Excel, you will learn how to conduct chi-square tests, t-tests, and ANOVAs, and report those results to drive informed decisions. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a recognized micro-credential certifying their competence in Data Analysis Essentials.