In an increasingly global marketplace, business communication is more important than ever. The Bachelor's Degree in Communications with a Specialization in Business Communications from DeVry emphasizes internal and external communication for companies, media, nonprofits and government entities. Our online and hybrid Business Communication Specialization will help you hone your skills in professional speaking, writing and research.


The Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Business Communications covers a variety of functions related to an organization’s internal and external communications. You can gain skills in areas such as public relations, journalism and technical writing as you learn to communicate with confidence, clarity and credibility. You can enhance your abilities in such areas as researching and conducting interviews for written pieces, developing written and verbal communications, creating public presentations and providing management support.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Communications with Business Communication Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



What You'll Learn

The Business Communications Specialization covers the following:

  • Training
    Select and use appropriate or instructional methods and procedures when training others.
  • Critical Thinking
    Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Organization
    Organize material and complete writing assignments according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology.
  • Sales and Marketing
    Gain knowledge of principles and methods for promoting and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration and sales.
  • Production
    Study media types, delivery techniques and methods This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, electronic and visual media.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Writing
    Prepare effective and appropriate written communication.
  • Active Learning
    Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making.


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Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Business Communications Specialization may consider careers such as:

  • Advertising Copywriter

  • Crisis and Emergency Communications Specialist

  • Corporate Communications Specialist

  • Employee Relations Manager

  • Freelance Journalist

  • Marketing Communications Specialist

  • Media Relations Coordinator

  • Training and Employee Development Manager

Core Degree Courses

Business Communications

BUSN412 Business Policy
MGMT303 Principles of Management
MGMT330 Business Communication
PSYC315 Social Psychology
SOCS335 Workplace Culture and Communication
SOCS350 Cultural Diversity in the Professions
TC220 Rhetorical Strategies for Technical Communication
TC420 Marketing and Corporate Communications

Senior Project

COMM491 Senior Project I
COMM492 Senior Project II

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL112 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking


ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
HIST405 United States History
HUMN303 Introduction to the Humanities
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

LAWS310 The Legal Environment
POLI3302 Political Science
PSYC305 Motivation and Leadership
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS325 Environmental Sociology

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

BIOS105 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
SCI214 Integrated Science with Lab
SCI228 Nutrition, Health and Wellness with Lab

Applied Technologies

BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
CIS206 Architecture and Operating Systems with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving


BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
BUSN319 Marketing
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
ECON312 Principles of Economics
MGMT404 Project Management

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Related Programs

1Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
2Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this course.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.