B.Sc. On Campus Online

Communication Studies

Appalachian State University

48 months
19048 USD/year
19048 USD/year
4242 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Most employers list “good communication skills” as a requirement for employment, which is why the Communication Studies (BS) degree at Appalachian State University prepares students to enter many different professions. 


This major educates students in different theories and practical applications of communication skills – such as interpersonal communication, small group communication, public speaking, nonverbal communication and persuasion. Communication Studies also makes an excellent pre-law, pre-seminary or pre-graduate school program.

This Communication Studies (BS) degree at Appalachian State University is structured by theme, yet remains flexible enough to allow students to tailor their courses to their specifics needs. For example, a student could choose to study political communication or organizational communication as part of this major. Students can also work with the Department of Communication’s internship coordinator to find a related internship host site and complete requirements to earn class credit.

Global Learning

Appalachian is committed to introducing students to different cultures and teaching them how to live and interact in a global society.

The Department of Communication has study abroad opportunities in Poland, Belize and Armenia, and a dual-degree program in Mexico.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thinking Through Communication 
  • Public Speaking
  • Public Speaking in the Disciplines
  • Communication Theory 
  • Introduction to Rhetorical Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A complete online application
  • A non-refundable application fee of $65 (USD)
  • Official high school/secondary school transcript
  • Official test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, SAT or ACT)
  • Official college transcripts
  • Additional information if requested, upon submission of your application, by the Office of Admissions (This may include submitting a Criminal Background Check and Conduct Review as required by the UNC System.)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9524 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    19048 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9524 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    4242 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2121 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Boone

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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