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Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Denver, CO, United States
A BA degree in Communication from University of Colorado Denver develops knowledge and skills that are required for many different fields, including advertising, business, international relations, education, public service, government and politics, health care, and public relations.
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Overview

Earning a degree in communication equips students with the oral, written, digital, and teamwork skills employers consistently rank as their most desired employee qualities. Because today’s students are expected to change jobs seven times over the course of their careers, communication is a good choice to prepare for an ever-changing world.

The BA in Communication program at the University of Colorado Denver has as its focus and mission the development of the skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to use communication to create a more civil and humane world. The curriculum was developed to counter the pervasive atmosphere of unrelenting contention and uncivil communication that characterizes the contemporary world.

Learning Goals and Objectives

Each year the Department of Communications Outcomes Assessment Committee (OAC) conducts an evaluation of a sample of students' work from its 4000-level courses as well as from its graduate students. As is the case with all other academic programs on the UC Denver campus, this evaluation enables the department to gauge how well it is meeting its learning goals. For undergraduate students, a primary tool in this process is an 18-item scoring rubric that OAC members use to evaluate independently such student products as research papers, recorded oral presentations, and new media communications that were completed during the year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Introduction To Media Studies
  • Communication, Citizenship, and Social Justice
  • Presentational Speaking
  • Business and Professional Speaking
  • Internship
  • Communication, Prisons, and Social Justice
  • Advanced Strategic Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Rhetorics of Medicine & Health
  • Writing Practicum

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    75

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    537

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Application Fee: You can pay the non-refundable $50 application fee via credit card
  • Request an official high school transcript be mailed from your high school directly to the CU Denver Office of Admissions
  • Official transcripts are those that arrive at our office in an envelope sealed by the institution or local ministry of education
  • The University of Colorado Denver requires official transcripts from your US high school, as well as transcripts for any secondary school coursework completed prior to enrollment in the US. SAT/ACT tests are required for international students who have graduated from a U.S. high school

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27342 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27342 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    25818 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25818 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Denver

  • 1310 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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