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Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Knoxville, TN, United States
Communication Studies majors from University of Tennessee Knoxville have multiple interests and a passion for people. They like to think critically and creatively. They like to find solutions by working with others.

Overview

Communication Studies students study effective verbal and non-verbal communications. CMST courses cover many types of communication such as public speaking, organizational, interpersonal, persuasive and specialized types such as health, conflict resolution, diversity and inclusion. Communication Studies prepares graduates for a broad range of careers such as law, public service/politics, management, sales, public health and special events.

Students in Communication Studies from University of Tennessee Knoxville can expect to gain:

  • knowledge of the theoretical processes of human communication as well as practical tools to use communication to accomplish their goals
  • a broad background of communication concepts and principles
  • the ability to understand, critique, and conduct communication research
  • an understanding of communication theory
  • practical experience applying their knowledge of communication process in the program's four course core sequence focusing either on interpersonal or organizational communication
  • a faculty advisor to help choose a coherent set of courses from within the requirements, including participation in faculty research projects

A Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies will prepare you for advanced graduate study or careers in law, public service, management, sales, medicine, and education.

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:

  • Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Honors: Introduction to Communication Studies
  • Public Speaking
  • Honors: Public Speaking
  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Honors: Business and Professional Communication
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Survey of Interpersonal Communication

English Language Requirements

  • 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:

    70

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    523

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Step 1: Complete and submit an application: Apply to UT beginning August 1 by becoming a VIP (Vol in Progress) or through the Common Application.
  • Step 2: Have your high school/or college send us official transcripts electronically (PDF) or mail them: If you have completed any high school course work outside the United States, it might be necessary to have an evaluation of your transcript 
  • Demonstrate English proficiency: Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Submit financial documentation (F-1 or J-1 visa status).
  • Submit a copy of the photo page of your international passport.
  • Apply for an appropriate US visa.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31684 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31684 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13264 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Knoxville

  • 885 - 1460 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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