College of Professional Advancement
Atlanta, Douglas County, Henry County, Online
Discover the essentials of effective communication
The Bachelor of Arts in Communication is one of the most versatile degrees that Mercer University offers. Students learn how to apply current theories to enhance communication across a variety of contexts. Coursework covers communication and society, elements of persuasion, and intercultural communication through two concentrations: Organizational Communication and Public Relations.
- Organizational Communication explores the theories, strategies, and skills needed to understand communication in organizations. Roles may include improving the flow of information within businesses to enhance operations, profitability, and overall function.
- Public Relations focuses on developing and assessing communication campaigns, building relationships with various stakeholders, and monitoring an organization’s image.
Designed for busy and working adults
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Mercer University while managing other priorities is possible. Many of our students work, take care of families, and study, so we design our classes to meet the needs of busy adults. There are two eight-week terms during the fall and spring semesters, and one eight-week and one four-week term available during the summer semester.
The B.A. in Communication is available in a variety of formats, and students have the flexibility to enroll in a combination of classes:
- Online: Complete the B.A. in Communication completely online.
- On Campus: Students may take courses at Mercer’s Atlanta, Douglas County, and Henry County locations. Students can take two classes per week, meeting one night only, enabling them to comfortably maintain a work-life balance.
- Blended: Some classes are offered in a blended combination of online and face-to-face meetings.
Participate in service-learning opportunities
In the program’s Public Relations and Health Communication courses, students have the opportunity to participate in service-learning projects with nonprofit organizations, such as Goodwill of North Georgia, the National Peanut Board, and the Partnership for Southern Equity. Students work with real clients, simulating the role of public relations consultant teams. Past service-learning projects have included employee communication and job satisfaction surveys, program evaluation, audience research for communication campaigns, and volunteer motivation research.
Choose a career in a growing communication field
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in media and communication is expected because of the need to prepare information through and for various platforms. Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Mercer can work in roles such as:
- Content Creator
- Copy Editor
- Corporate Communications Specialist
- Intercultural Communication Consultant
- Marketing Manager
- Media Account Representative
- Nonprofit Organization Director
- Project Manager
- Public Opinion Researcher
- Public Relations Specialist
- Social Media Manager
Learn more about our Communication major
- Program Requirements
- Course Descriptions
- Tuition and Aid
- Transferring Credits
- Meet the Faculty
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