Walden University Now Offers Bachelor’s Degree in Communication

Walden University (Minnesota) is offering a new bachelor’s program in Communication that will help students acquire the skills they need to meet the growing demand for expertise in communication fields such as new media.

“Walden is dedicated to providing programs that address the needs of the workforce. As the demand for professionals in these fields increases in the coming years, our bachelor’s program in communication can help students expand their career opportunities,” said Jonathan Kaplan, president of Walden University.

The B.S. in Communication program in Walden’s School of Management addresses the need across all industries for professionals with strong communication skills in today’s global information society. Students can choose from six concentrations: Marketing Communication, New Media, Online Work and Communities, Organizational Communication, Public Relations and Self-Designed.

Core courses focus on self-discovery and self-improvement, enabling students to assess their own communication styles and enhance their professional growth and development with topics that include interpersonal communication, group and organizational communication, and communication and thought. To meet the growing demand for expertise in new media and online communication, the program offers courses such as Computer-Mediated Communications, Web 2.0 Systems and Applications, and Mass Communications Using New Media.

The Future of Communications” Webinar Marks Program Launch
On Wednesday, May 6, at 3 p.m. Eastern time, Walden will celebrate its new B.S. in Communication program with a lively online discussion about the world of public relations, corporate communications and Web 2.0. The webinar will feature several experienced leaders in these fields, including Courtney M. Barnes, author, editor of PR News and co-founder/principal of Think Communications; Mike McDougall, APR, vice president of corporate communications and public affairs for Bausch & Lomb; Irene Monley, ABC, global human resources communications at Tyco Electronics and chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Research Foundation; and Dr. Henry Brashen, founder of Clear and Effective Communications and the host of this webinar. To register, go to www.WaldenU.edu/communications.

For more information on the B.S. in Communication program, visit www.WaldenU.edu.

About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has offered working professionals the opportunity to earn advanced degrees through distance learning. Today, this comprehensive, accredited online university offers master’s and doctoral degrees in education, psychology, management, public policy and administration, and health and human services, as well as master’s programs in engineering and IT and bachelor’s programs in business administration, psychology, child development, computer information systems, interdisciplinary studies, instructional design and technology, nursing, communication, and criminal justice. Walden University is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities–a global network of accredited campus-based and online universities. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu.