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B.Sc. On Campus


Portland State University

48 months
29286 USD/year
29286 USD/year
10386 USD/year
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At Portland State University, the Department of Communication offers degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or minor in Communication. The Communication program prepares students for careers in many professions by cultivating critical reasoning and writing skills. 

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Compared to other majors, Communication has relatively few required courses. Our curriculum has 3 primary goals:

  • Introduce students to major lines of communication research and theory.
  • Train students in methods for studying and analyzing communication.
  • Offer students the opportunity to tailor their coursework to their own Communication-related interests.

In addition to our core classes on Communication theory, research, and methods, we teach courses on: 

  • the effects of mass media (e.g., television), including the nature of communication over new media (e.g., Facebook and Twitter)
  • the norms and rules of communication in interpersonal and romantic relationships, including the dynamics of intercultural communication
  • the role of communication in politics and political outcomes
  • the role of communication in healthcare (e.g., doctor-patient communication) and patients’ health outcomes.

Your Potential To Be Exponential

At Portland State University , you feel like you’re part of a movement. The kind that keeps your classmates rooting for you and your professors pulling for you. You’ll form bonds with faculty and friends in small classes that dive deep into the issues that matter most to you. We are proud to be one of the nation's most transformative universities. Because every time your success inspires others, you change the world.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Communication
  • Research Methods in Communication 
  • Communication, Individuals and Discourse
  • Communication, Society and Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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General requirements

  • To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.  
  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

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Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
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