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Communication Studies, B.Sc. / B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) Logan, OH, United States
The Communication Studies program of the Utah State University is designed to help students develop a broad range of communication skills and understanding of how communication affects individuals, organizations, and societies.
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This major is designed to :

  • Increase your communicative competence in both public and private settings.
  • Help you understand, explain, and transform communication messages in a variety of settings.
  • Improve your ability to carefully explore and think through communication related challenges and come up with effective solutions.

The Communication Studies program of the Utah State University emphasizes three thematic areas:

  • Students gain a solid education in organizational communication, which focuses on leadership development, management skills, and team building. Courses in this area equip students with the communication skills needed to succeed in businesses and organizations.
  • Students also learn the role of communication in becoming a better citizen in society. They learn about intercultural communication, how communication shapes the world, and how it shapes perceptions and behaviors.
  • The third area of focus is influence, where students learn how to become ethical persuaders, using language to be influential, credible, and likeable. Students learn to use these skills in an ethical way and, in turn, how to defend themselves against negative and unethical persuasion.

Career Options

Since communication is a skill highly valued by employers, and communication is critical to many areas, Communication Studies majors can find careers in many areas. Graduates from the program are also well-prepared for graduate school or law school. Some of the careers Communication Studies majors commonly pursue include:

  • Communication consultant
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Employee relations
  • Crisis management
  • Event planner
  • Speech writer
  • Human resources specialist
  • Hospitality manager
  • Mediation (facilitates conversation that helps different organizations or companies agree)
  • Negotiation (helps companies negotiate prices for services)

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:
  • Public Speaking
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Global Communication
  • Gender Research in Communication Studies
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Communication Criticism

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.

General Requirements

  • Complete Application
  • Pay $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official Transcripts showing class grades in all years of high school and university must be mailed to the address on the right. Do not open the envelope with the official transcript. 
  • Certified English translations must be provided for transcripts in other languages.
  • English Proficiency
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Bank Statement Copy
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12030 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22804 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11402 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7858 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3929 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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