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Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Boca Raton, FL, United States
The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies is a problem-focused program that emphasizes contemporary cultural concerns while situating these within the broader context of communication and cultural theory.
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Overview

The purpose of the degree is to provide students with the awareness, knowledge, motivation and skills to develop communication strategies to address the problems of a global society, and the emphasis is on all forms of civic engagement. The program examines the strategic role that symbol systems play in constructing meaning in a fast-changing, information-based, media-saturated, and culturally diverse world. Courses examine how meaning informs and persuades individuals, and introduce students to the history and theories of how communication operates in societies. The goal is for students to demonstrate a high level of oral and written communication, critical thinking, and analytical problem-solving skills, and to become active in civic life.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • New Media and Civic Discourse
  • Classical Rhetoric
  • Contemporary Rhetoric
  • Rhetorical Foundations of Publics and Counterpublics
  • Intercultural Theory
  • American Multicultural Discourse
  • Rhetorical Analysis of Democracy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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

  • Submit Application and Fees
  • Submit Required Academic Credentials
  • SAT or ACT Scores
  • Submit English Proficiency Tests
  • Immigration/Visa Requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19432 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19432 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5432 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boca Raton

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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