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Who is eligible for the COM degree completer program? 

UK students with 60 completed credit hours who are returning to coursework after a year or students from other programs with 60 completed credit hours. The program may exercise flexibility with these eligibility requirements. 

Why choose to complete your degree in Communication at UK? 

  • We host all major courses online asynchronously, so you can work at your own pace and accommodate your schedule 
  • You receive quality instruction from Kentucky‚Äôs premier university with the added flexibility of online learning 
  • We offer a personalized experience in many communication classes with fewer than 30 students 
  • You may take classes during the regular 16-week semester and during accelerated four- and eight-week summer sessions 


What are the requirements for this program? 

This 120-credit-hour program requires the completion of the university and college requirements as well as the pre-major, major and cognate requirements found here.

University and College Requirements 

  • 120 total credit hours 
  • UK Core, graduation writing 
  • BA or BS requirements, one statistics course 
  • 42 hours at the 300+ level 
  • 2.0 cumulative and major GPA 

What kinds of courses are offered? 

We host a wide range of major courses offered on a rotating basis so you can tailor your education to your interests. For a full list of COM courses currently being offered for this program, visit UK's Undergraduate Catalog.

How long would the degree take to complete? 

Our advisors can look at your transcripts to provide a list of courses needed to complete the degree. Non-UK students may view potential transfer credits on UK's Transfer Equivalencies website

Estimated completion times are provided below: 

Students have already completed: 

Estimated time to completion (when taking 12 hours per semester): 

60 hours 

six to seven semesters 

75 hours plus basic communication courses 

four to five semesters 

90 hours plus advanced communication courses 

one to three semesters 


What does the program cost? 

The undergraduate online learning tuition rate is the same for resident and non-resident undergraduate students. Click here for current tuition rates. 

You can find tuition refund policies, deadlines, amounts and other important information here.

How do I get started? 

Visit the UK Undergraduate Admissions website or use the buttons below to contact the program with questions.


Per state laws, distance education courses and programs must be legally authorized in a state prior to offering courses or programs to students residing there. Therefore, program availability varies by state. Students should check the State Authorization and Licensure page on UK's Online Programs website to determine if a distance education program at the University of Kentucky is available in their state of residence. 

All distance education students should keep in mind that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether that student can continue in the course and/or meet the eligibility requirements of that state. If you plan to move to another state during your program, please contact your program advisor as soon as possible. 

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