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Online Degree Completion Program in Communication

Who is eligible?

UK students with 60 completed credit hours who are returning to coursework after a year or students from other programs with 60 completed credit hours. The program may exercise flexibility with these eligibility requirements.

Why choose to complete your degree in Communication at UK?

  • We host all major courses online asynchronously, so you can work at your own pace and accommodate your schedule
  • You receive quality instruction from Kentucky’s premier university with the added flexibility of online learning
  • We offer a personalized experience in many communication classes with fewer than 30 students
  • You may take classes during the regular 16-week semester and during accelerated 4- and 8-week summer sessions


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What is required?

120 Credit Hours (EXCLUDES: KHP service courses, EXP courses, and remedial courses)

Pre-Major Requirements - 15 Hours

  • Composition and Communication I
  • Composition and Communication II
  • COM 101—Introduction to Communications
  • COM 252—Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 249—Mass Media and Mass Culture

Major Requirements - 21 Hours

  • COM 351—Introduction to Communication Theory
  • 9 hours of COM 325+ coursework
  • 9 hours of COM 400+ coursework

Cognate Requirements - 15 hours

  • Students can work with their advisor to identify courses at the 300-level or above outside the major that complement coursework

Cognate–15 Hours at 300+ level outside COM major

University and College Requirements

  • 120 total credit hours
  • UK Core, Graduation Writing
  • BA or BS requirements, one statistics course
  • 42 hours at the 300+ level
  • 2.0 cumulative and major GPA



What kinds of courses are offered?

How long would the degree take to complete?

Our advisers can look at your transcripts to provide a list of courses needed to complete the degree. Non-UK students may view potential transfer credits at

Estimated time to completion is provided below:

Students have already completed: Estimated time to completion (when taking 12 hrs. per semester):
60 hours 6-7 semesters
75 hours plus basic communication courses 4-5 semesters
90 hours plus advanced communication courses 1-3 semesters


What does the program cost?

The Undergraduate Online Learning Tuition Rate is the same for resident and non-resident undergraduate students. See for current tuition rates.

You can find tuition refund policies, deadlines, amounts, and other important information here:


How do I get started?

Contact UK Undergraduate Admissions office:

Contact the program with questions:


State Authorization Disclosure: Per state laws, distance education courses and programs must be legally authorized in a state prior to offering courses or programs to students residing there. Therefore, program availability varies by state. Students should check the UK Out-of-State Educational Activities website to determine if a distance education program at the University of Kentucky is available in their state of residence.

Student Relocation Disclosure: All distance education students should keep in mind that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether that student can continue in the course and/or meet the eligibility requirements of that state. If you plan to move to another state during your program, please contact your program advisor as soon as possible.



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