Online B.A. in Organizational and Corporate Communication

Develop the communication skills to thrive in public relations, leadership and various other career paths in public and private sectors. Earn this versatile degree 100% online.

Diverse Career Paths. Diverse Curriculum & Institution.

You could develop content for company websites and public relations (PR) efforts. Or handle internal communications about employee benefits. Or put together corporate communications like annual reports and product brochures. You could take on a variety of managerial and leadership roles as well.

Effective communication is a need in every industry, across organizations in the public and private sectors. UTEP’s fully online degree focuses on the skills it takes to excel in these careers. The curriculum blends a solid theoretical foundation with practical components, such as writing for PR and working through case studies.

You’ll also benefit from diversity in another way. UTEP is located in El Paso, on the U.S.-Mexico border, which brings a binational and international context to the program. So as an online student, you’ll gain a unique perspective into communication by learning at an institution that takes pride in an incredibly diverse student and faculty population. And that’s a very powerful thing for communication, leadership and more.

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Learn how UTEP Connect can help you earn the degree or certificate you need.
  • 100% online
  • Ideal for those interested in public, human or media relations
  • Highly affordable and flexible program
  • Tuition: $420/credit hour (in-state students) or $540/credit hour (out-of-state students)

$54,047

Copywriter Salary
(PayScale)

$142,170

Marketing Manager Salary
(BLS)

$62,800

Public Relations Specialist Salary
(BLS)

$49,470

Meeting, Convention and Event Planner Salary
(BLS)

$61,680

Technical Writer Salary
(PayScale)

$134,120

PR and Fundraising Manager Salary
(BLS)

“As a Content Marketing Coordinator for CCA Global Partners, my degree helps me assist small business owners increase potential sales leads, teach local flooring store owners across the country about the basic principles of SEO, and update national and Canadian webpages to increase web traffic for the Carpet One Floor & Home and Flooring America brands.”
Meagan Shank, Graduate

“As a Content Marketing Coordinator for CCA Global Partners, my degree helps me assist small business owners increase potential sales leads, teach local flooring store owners across the country about the basic principles of SEO, and update national and Canadian webpages to increase web traffic for the Carpet One Floor & Home and Flooring America brands.”
Meagan Shank, Graduate

Meet Selected Faculty

Eli Garcia

Following a successful corporate career in strategic marketing planning, marketing communication and public relations, Eli Garcia joined UTEP. He’s a senior lecturer in this program and director of special programs for the Department of Communication at UTEP. His research interests include public relations, corporate communication, marketing and branding. He holds an MBA as well as an M.A. in Communication from UTEP.

Richard Pineda

An associate professor in the Department of Communication and program chair for the B.A. in Organizational and Corporate Communication, Richard Pineda holds an M.A. in Communication from UTEP and a Ph.D. from Wayne State University. He is also the director of the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies at UTEP. His research has appeared in communication journals and he serves on the editorial boards for the two preeminent argumentation journals in the country, Argumentation and Advocacy as well as Contemporary Argumentation and Debate.

#1 University in El Paso

Best college, best value college and best professors (Niche).

Best University for Career Outcomes in El Paso

Highest average earnings and job placement rates (U.S. Department of Education).

100% Online

The flexible, fully online learning environment helps you advance your education while maintaining your current commitments.

Top 4.5% of Universities in the Country

Out of 2,800+ four-year universities, UTEP is one of 131 in the highest classification for research (R1 for top tier doctoral university with very high research activity).

Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)

With a student body that is 83% Hispanic, UTEP stands out as an HSI — one of 569 in the country. Plus, it’s one of only 19 HSIs designated as an R1 top tier research university.

Low Out-of-Pocket Costs

Out of all U.S. doctoral research institutions, UTEP boasts one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs. More than $221 million is awarded in financial aid each year.

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