Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Downtown LA

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Program Description

Group of professionals gather around a project. Cal State LA logo.The Bachelor of Arts in Communication program, with an option in Organizational Communication, in Downtown Los Angeles is designed for individuals and working professionals with an interest in obtaining a degree in a broad, but growing field.

Students will be prepared for diverse careers in areas such as marketing, sales, consulting, public relations, business, management, human resources, public affairs, fundraising, development, and civil service, among others. The broad nature of the curriculum also makes it applicable to students seeking advancement in any career. In this hybrid program, classes will meet online and face-to-face on select Saturdays. 

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Who Should Enroll?

  • Individuals and working professionals interested in completing their bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year university
  • Individuals interested in pursuing careers in diverse fields such as marketing, sales, consulting, public relations, business, management, human resources, public affairs, fundraising, development and civil service, among others
  • Working professionals seeking career advancement

​Webinars/Virtual Drop-Ins

Attend a virtual drop-in, or register to view/listen to a live or prerecorded Bachelor of Arts in Communication program webinar here.

Tuition & Fees

Cost Per Unit $425
Total Program Cost $25,500

Financial Assistance

Learn more about Financial Assistance opportunities here.

Program Curriculum

Over the span of two years, student cohorts will complete 20 courses for a total of 60-semester units.* These hybrid courses (face-to-face and online) include:
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Communication Strategies in Conflict Management
  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Dynamics of Organizational Communication
  • Mass Communication Theory
  • Communication and Leadership

*Spring and fall semesters are separated into two 8-week sessions with students taking two courses per session. Summer Session consists of one 8-week session in which students will take two courses.

Note: Students interested in applying to the B.A. in Communication program at Cal State LA Downtown are strongly encouraged to complete COMM 1200-Argumentation or its equivalent at their local community college before starting the program. This course will NOT be offered at Cal State LA Downtown and must be taken at your local community college. In order to successfully complete the program, COMM 1200-Argumentation or its equivalent must be completed prior to the student finishing all of the B.A. in Communication coursework.


View Cal State LA Transfer Admissions Requirements. (Major-specific requirements may be applicable and are TBA.)

Note: Due to special requirements, College of Professional and Global Education, and Second Baccalaureate students, are not allowed to change their degree objective nor are they eligible to declare additional bachelor-level majors or minors.

To Apply/Application Deadline

Apply for Fall 2022

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

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Cal State LA
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Los Angeles, CA 90032

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For more information, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education via email or (323) 343-4915.