Professional Communication Studies, BS

Campus: Online

The BS in Professional Communication Studies is an accelerated online completion degree program designed to prepare students for successful professional careers in the field of communication. This interdisciplinary major includes courses in business, communication, and computer science. It is an innovative degree program for adult students who have experience in the workplace and have an associate AS or AA degree or the equivalent (60-64 credits).  

The program is supported by Dyson College and Pace University's Office of Adult and Continuing Education, which has traditionally been responsible for assisting the undergraduate student, evaluating prior college-level credit and evaluating life experience for academic credit. For more information on this program, please visit our Web Site at, call 212-346-1324 or email

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
Transfer Credits 60-64
Organizational Communication Concentration 44
Required Electives 20
Total Credits 120

Transfer Credits (60-64 Credits)

Transfer Credits
Total transfer credits 160-64
Total Credits60-64

Organizational Communication Concentration (44 Credits)

Required Concentration Courses 1
AIT 103Online Seminar1
AIT 107Computer Applications for Telecommunications4
CIT 231Web Authoring and Digital Media4
COM 210Introduction to Mass Media - Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion Program4
COM 260Pragmatic Communication4
COM 300Organizational Communication4
COM 361Interpersonal Communication Among Cultures4
ENG 201Writing in the Disciplines3-4
MCA 221Professional Communication4
PAA 101Public Administration and Its Environment4
One approved MCA course in Public Relations4
One Approved Elective4
Total Credits44-45

Required Electives (20 Credits)

Required Electives
Select 20 credits 120
Recommended Liberal Arts and/or Science Electives
Organizational Planning and Budget Process
HIS 113
Approved History Topics Course
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Environmental Science
One additional Elective
Total Credits20