Online and Transfer Pathways

Our flexible delivery options and pathways make earning a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies accessible on your terms. Whether you aren’t able to travel to campus for classes or already have some college credit and are hoping to finish your degree relatively soon , we’ve introduced options that can make earning a bachelor’s degree from Kent State a reality for you.

Online Communication Studies Degree

The Communication Studies major at Kent State can be completed fully online. Students may choose to take all of our major requirements online, or supplement in-person classes with a few online selections.

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Transfer Pathways


Students Earning Associate Degrees

As part of the Ohio Guaranteed Transfer Pathway (OGTP), students pursuing an associate’s degree at an Ohio public community college have a clear path to bachelor’s degree completion — online or in-person — in the Communication Studies major. 

Communication Studies is one of two majors at Kent State that is part of the OGTP and offers a fully online path to bachelor’s degree completion.

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Undergraduates (Kent State and other institutions)

The flexibility of the Communication Studies major makes transferring into our program a smooth process for undergraduates looking for a change and/or a timely route to degree completion. Communication skills are needed in every industry, from government and business to nonprofits and education. And, our concentrations require only 40 credits in the major, so it’s possible to make a change midway through your undergraduate studies with minimal, if any, delays in graduation.

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Communication Studies is one of two programs at Kent State that is part of a partnership with the Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC). Air Force members with associate in applied science degrees from the Community College of the Air Force can apply credit toward the Kent State Communication Studies degree, maximizing the application of military career education and training.

With our online bachelor's degree in Communication Studies,  members of the military with associate degrees, regardless of where they are stationed in the world, can take Kent State  courses online.

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