Today, there is a high demand for communication professionals with advanced skills to provide corporations and the health care industry the needed expertise to communicate strategically both internally and externally. At the community level, health communication professionals design and implement strategies to actively engage consumers in their health. At the corporate level, skilled communicators and change leaders are instrumental in articulating the vision and translating complex business objectives to create meaningful change. Future professionals within this major will lead corporate communication strategy and strive to help health providers and professionals continually improve. These professionals will utilize a vast variety of communication mediums and skills. Practitioners in this field will make a tangible difference in their communities.
The Online Bachelor’s in Communication - Corporate and Health Communication (BA/BS) prepares students to capitalize on advancements in technology and emerging markets as professionals with advanced skills who support organizations through strategic communication both internally and externally.
The fully online program was created in partnership with employers to provide an exceptional learning experience that aligns with the skills companies are looking for in their hires. The coursework is specifically designed to help you prepare for a career that allows you to respond nimbly to opportunities, whether they be in the areas of corporate, non-profit or health communication. Those who select this area of study will learn to conduct trainings, facilitate outreach, and coordinate presentations and events. Students will acquire leadership and team building skills that they will use to impact the lives of people served by their organizations.
To earn the degree, you must:
Core Program Requirements:
More information on the program structure and courses can be viewed in the Course Catalog.
Typical careers in this field include patient advocate, strategic communication manager, communication campaign specialist, community relations specialist, director of program development, corporate trainer, coordinator of health education, coordinator of personnel development, communication specialist, corporate event planner, fundraiser, and project manager.
There are several steps an online bachelor's student needs to take before enrolling into the Online Bachelor’s in Communication - Corporate and Health Communication program. Read below for more information on the process.
Transfer applicants are students that have attended another university of technical college (including having earned an associate’s degree) but have never attended UW-Whitewater. You will find detailed application and transfer information at University Admissions.
Unofficial Transcript Review
Transfer students, should request an unofficial transcript review. An unofficial review will give you an idea of which of your credits might transfer and how those transfer credits might apply to the online bachelor's program.
You can also determine potential transfer credit by using Transferology. Transferology is a fast and free way to determine how credits may transfer from one institution to another.
If you have questions about the application process or would like to request and unofficial transcript review, complete the request info form and a program adviser will get in touch with you.
The online bachelor's in Communication program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value for Wisconsin residents at $322.28 per credit for the 2020-21 academic year, plus a $50 per credit technology fee. Average undergraduate annual tuition and fees for full-time Wisconsin Residents is $7,734. Non-resident tuition is $691.94 per credit for the 2020-21 academic year plus a $50 technology fee.
Textbook rental is included in the cost of tuition for undergraduate students through the University Bookstore's Textbook Rental. Once enrolled in courses, students should verify what materials are needed with their instructors and contact Textbook Rental to have textbooks mailed.
UW-Whitewater students may apply for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a "Financial Aid Package" and may be offered individually or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed.
If you are eligible to receive education benefits under the various Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the State of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) programs, please email the Veterans Benefits Office and a team member will get in touch with you.
To receive the most accurate cost information, complete the Request Information form and a program representative will get in touch with you.