Find your voice, tell your story and earn your communication degree from a personal, interactive program

UAF’s interdisciplinary approach to communication and emphasis on real-world learning and small-class environments ensures you’ll develop the wide variety of skills needed for the professions of today and the future. If you choose, you can concentrate your communication degree in Dispute Resolution or Indigenous Dispute Resolution.

Work closely with experienced faculty on specialized projects. Gain support and knowledge through resources like our UAF Speaking Center. Get career experience and build your résumé through our student-run newspaper, The Polaris, or our student newscast, Nanook News.

You’ll graduate as a high-demand candidate with a foundation of knowledge applicable to a wide range of highly marketable careers.

What Is Communication?

Communication is the study of how humans convey meanings from one group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and symbols. In other words, communication seeks to discover and understand the many ways people connect to other people.

Who is the online degree in communication designed for?

If you are a people person who enjoys speaking and working with others in a variety of settings, communication is the career path for you.

Communication is among the most sought-after skills by employers across industries. It’s also a skill that will enrich all areas of your life, at home and in the workplace. That’s why the online bachelor’s degree in communication is one of the most versatile and practical majors you can choose. From careers in business to law to community advocacy and beyond, a degree in communications will provide the foundational knowledge and practical training to achieve your greatest potential.

If you’re looking at other majors but still want to develop this critical skillset, we offer a minor in communication, which is also available online.


Why Study Communication at UAF?

Communication majors at the University of Alaska Fairbanks access cutting-edge courses and gain extensive practical experience through projects, internships and student organizations. Your plan of study will be unique to you, ensuring the courses you take will align with your specific interests. You’ll graduate prepared for the careers of today and tomorrow. Here are more reasons to earn your bachelor’s in communication at UAF.

  • Engage in marketable communication research projects focused on social media interactions.
  • Option to specialize your communication online degree in dispute resolution or Indigenous dispute resolution.
  • Work closely with expert faculty on projects you can help design based on your interests, in the context of a caring and supportive learning environment.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


  • In-Person
  • Hybrid
  • Online

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Online Classes at UAF

At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.