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Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Chicago, IL, United States
You get a text message on your phone that's three letters, but tells you everything you need to know. You see an image on a billboard that makes you smile. You watch a one-minute video on YouTube that makes your heart ache. How can so little communicate so much? The Communication Studies majors at Loyola University Chicago learn how and why communication works
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Overview

The Communication Studies major at Loyola University Chicago proudly places itself at the intersection of theory and practice. Its students are led to understand and to use, to critique and to appreciate, to embrace communication as it is presently practiced in society and to hone it for more effective service to the human community. Our communication studies majors benefit from our unparalleled location within the scholarly Loyola community and in the midst of the Chicago media hub.

Learning outcomes

Communication studies courses help students understand how communication can persuade, comfort, or alienate. Our new advocacy and social change major helps students understand everything from community organizing to lobbying to political campaigns, preparing students for a number of possible career paths. Recent graduates have found employment with media literacy groups, international service organizations, Internet start-ups, and a U.S. Senator’s office.

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:

  • SOC Seminar
  • Communication & New Media
  • Ethics & Communication
  • Media Theory and Criticism
  • Introduction to Rhetoric
  • Social Justice and Communication
  • Persuasion
  • Media, Culture and Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

General Requirements

  • Online application: This is where you can tell us more about your extracurricular activities. Fill out the co-curricular section or upload a resume to your file after you submit the application.
  • Official secondary and high school transcripts: Send us the official high school transcript from each school you have attended. If necessary, please provide an English translation. 
  • Scores for merit scholarship consideration: You can decide to submit more than one set of scores, but for scholarship consideration, SAT or ACT must be submitted.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor: Through our online application, you can e-mail a request for the letter, or you can download a Counselor Recommendation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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