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Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Our Communication program helps to prepare students for a variety of careers including: sales, positions in organizations emphasizing internal communication, organizational training, management, human resources, etc. (basically any career that involves or emphasizes communication). 

Students who are seeking an advanced degree in communication can also benefit from a focus in organizational communication. Students work in an area of study suitable to their interests and goals. 

The department offers coursework in the following areas:

Critical Studies in Mass Media - This is part of the Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media program. Please see the IFDM advisor for an application. Classes in C&J are the same as Media Studies.

Environmental Communication -   The study of communication as it relates to human perceptions of, and actions toward, nature. Examines ways communication not only reflects but also helps construct particular human relations with/in the environment; how cultural, social, political, and economic contexts and interests help shape environmental communication; and how students might envision and enact sustainable and restorative ways forward.

Intercultural Communication - The study of the relationship between communication and culture. Issues related to understanding the challenges inherent in intercultural communication and resources available for dealing with those challenges in mutually productive ways. Attention is given to both local and international cultures.

Interpersonal Communication - The study of the dynamics of interaction and relationships between individuals and in small groups, as well as the study of communication behaviors in dyads and their impact on personal relationships.

Media Studies - The study of the principles and theories of mass communication systems in the United States.

Organizational Communication - The study of the collective and interactive process of gathering and interpreting messages. Communication is the process of organizing; that is, communication makes it possible to organize information and coordinate activities. The study of organizational communication includes such communicative processes as conflict, leadership, technology, networks, group interaction, and decision-making. 

Our program emphasizes, through communication theory, understanding how communication works to sometimes facilitate and sometimes frustrate the healthy development of both organizations and the individuals who work within them. Further, we want students to develop organizational communication skills that they can utilize in the workplace.

Public Communication - The study of principles and frameworks that explain communication options and strategies, such as argumentation and persuasion.

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 Included
  • Intro Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Communication for Teachers
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Media Theories
  • Multimedia & Visual Comm

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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

A minimum of 26 credit hours; 23 credit hours must be in courses acceptable toward graduation.

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on all work.

  • Transfer students must have a 2.0 transfer GPA.
  • Continuing UNM students must have a 2.00 institutional GPA.

Demonstrated academic achievement by satisfying the following:

  • Completion of the University Speaking and Writing Core.
  • Completion of the University Mathematics Core.
  • Completion of the University Foreign Language Core.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    928 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 928 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    269 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 269 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
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