Degree Options: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Students in the School of Communication have a choice of graduating with either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts Degree (except CSD students who graduate with a B.S.). The requirements for the two degrees are identical with the exception that to qualify for the B.A. students must fulfill the WCAS language requirement (see below for details on foreign language requirements). 

NOTE: Both the Communication Studies and Radio/TV/Film majors require the WCAS foreign language proficiency be met for both the B.A. and B.S.

Which degree is better? This is a matter of personal choice. A student interested in pursuing business related fields may prefer the B.S., while a student going into an arts related area might want a B.A. Today, there is very little difference between the two degrees, and your unique career goals can help you and your advisor determine which one is right for you.