Strategic Communications, B.A. Degree Completion

Complete your bachelor’s in communications.

URI Online’s B.A. Degree Completion Program in Strategic Communication allows you to develop your writing and interpersonal communication styles, hone your public speaking skills and think critically about solutions to real-world communication challenges. Explore your interests through electives in areas such as advertising, marketing, digital media, web design and sports media.

Our online degree completion program is specifically for the adult learner who previously started, but did not complete, a four-year undergraduate degree and who has been away from his or her studies for a period of time; and, students who have completed their associates degree.

Start the program in any term.

Courses are offered in 7-week sessions through our accelerated online calendar, with two sessions in each term (Spring, Summer, Fall).


Fall 2024 Dates

Application Deadline


Classes Begin



$610TUITION PER CREDIT *Based on 2024 rates and subject to change


Applications may be submitted after completing 45 credits at an accredited Postsecondary Institution with a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average. If an applicant has received an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution, applicants must have earned a minimum 2.4 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), be in good standing and eligible to return to institutions previously attended. Associate degree applicants are not required to submit a high school transcript.

“I see the Strategic Communication Degree Completion program as a terrific opportunity for adult learners. A Communication Studies degree prepares people for a wide variety of career opportunities, as employers are interested in graduates who can think; communicate in writing, speaking, and other modalities; and who can problem-solve in a nimble work environment. Teaching for this program has been rewarding for me because I’ve seen people come back to school after YEARS and find their way back to learning.”
Kathleen M. Torrens, Ph.D. | Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Harrington School of Communication and Media; Assistant Director, Online Education Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning; Recipient of the 2020 URI Teaching Excellence Award.

Career Opportunities

Effective oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills are key attributes employers are searching for in job candidates. After completing our program in Strategic Communication, you’ll be ready to launch your career right after graduation in positions such as

  • public relations specialist
  • media planner
  • social media manager
  • web content manager
  • brand manager
  • editor
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