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Communication Studies

Wright State University

48 months
19758 USD/year
19758 USD/year
10340 USD/year
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The Department of Communication from Wright State University offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Communication Studies students gain an understanding of human communication through the acquisition of skills in speaking, writing, and critical thinking.


The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Wright State University is suitable for students who wish to enter a communication-related career or for individuals interested in personal development. The department offers majors in Media Studies and Communication Studies. Study in Media Studies is appropriate for students interested in journalism, media management and production, and public relations. The communication studies program allows students to select courses from all of the communication majors to meet their specific needs.

The communication major can expect to take both theoretical and practical courses and to study communication from both the traditional point of view and through experience. Consequently, students are advised to take advantage of the communication activities in the department, college, and university. These activities include cable television, WWSU-FM radio station, The Guardian (student newspaper), the Public Relations Club, cooperative education, and involvement in Dayton area professional organizations.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Communicate effectively with both written and oral skills
  • Analyze from a social scientific perspective how humans create, transmit, receive and respond to messages. In particular intrapersonal and interpersonal communication is the emphasis of study for this degree
  • Demonstrate mathematical literacy.
  • Evaluate arguments and evidence critically.
  • Apply the methods of the social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts and humanities.
  • Demonstrate global and multicultural competencies.
  • Demonstrate understanding of contemporary social and ethical issues.
  • Participate in democratic society as informed and civically engaged citizens.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Essentials of Public Address
  • Writing for Communication and Media Studies 
  • Human Communication 
  • Mass Communication 
  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Small-Group Communication 
  • Organizational Communication 
  • Health Communication 
  • Persuasion and Rhetorical Theory 
  • Dispute Resolution 
  • Race, Gender, and Health 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Wright State University has a rolling admissions policy. Typically the admissions application deadline for each semester is the week before classes start.


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Cambridge test
  • Satisfactory completion of LEAP level 4 TOEFL Waiver Track
  • If you have graduated from a school in a country where English is the official language for higher education, you will not be required to demonstrate English proficiency.
  • International degree-seeking applicants whose native language is not English and who do not have a diploma from a U.S. senior high school accredited by the department of education of the state or territory in which it is located must demonstrate proficiency in English. 
  • English proficiency may be demonstrated by meeting required threshold scores on proficiency tests, such as SAT, vetted, and recommended by TESOL faculty and approved by the International Education Advisory Committee (IEAC).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19758 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9879 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    19758 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9879 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5170 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Dayton

880 - 1352 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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