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Communication Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Ames, IA, United States
As a communication studies major you will learn about human communication, exploring the ways we create and negotiate meaning.You will examine the role that communication plays in creating and managing interpersonal interactions in both personal and professional contexts.
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Overview

Your coursework will cover topics such as the role of communication in developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships, how nonverbal communication affects our interactions and understanding of others, strategies for managing personal and organizational conflicts, the complexities of communication in organizational life, communication associated with effective leadership, how communication affects a group’s problem solving effectiveness, how we manage relationships through the use of computer mediated communication, and strategies for effective communication in training and development.

General areas where communication studies graduates are employed include human resources, training and development, corporate communication, sales, public relations, retail management, customer and guest relations, education, and event planning.

A degree in communication studies also serves as a foundation in graduate education in such areas as law, public administration, business administration, international and intercultural relations, and communication studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Iowa State University operates on a rolling admissions basis.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Small Group Communication
  • Communication Training and Development
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Computer Mediated Communication
  • Applied Organizational Communication
  • Research Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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

    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:

    530

    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

  • Applicants must have achieved above-average academic performance in their previous education. We have outlined the minimum academic requirements by country. Please note that these are minimum requirements, not guarantees of admission. We may impose more rigorous requirements to meet the university’s enrollment needs.
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • SAT/ACT Examinations
  • Application Fee
  • Summary of Required Supplemental Materials
  • Academic Records

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24862 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12431 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11615 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4021 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ames

  • 1158 - 1800 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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