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Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1001 (WUR) Rochester Hills, MI, United States
The major in Communication at Oakland University combines theory and practice and emphasizes how people analyze and make responsible choices in diverse communication contexts.
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Overview

Communication students at Oakland University develop critical perspectives in order to evaluate different communication approaches. Students, as communicators, learn to choose the effect their actions have on others. They learn also to choose their roles as citizens in a community. This responsibility requires that they appreciate and respect human differences among cultures, social groups, genders and individuals, and that they create a voice for building personal and public relationships.

Learning outcomes

To earn the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in communication, students must complete a minimum of 40 credits, of which 20 credits must be at the 300 level or above, plus language and writing corequisite courses. 

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:

  • Communication in Leadership
  • Communication in Organizations
  • Relational Communication
  • Interpersonal Conflict
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Gender Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    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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General Requirements

  • The student has worked full-time for at least three years in an English speaking environment outside of the United States. Evidence must be provided such as a letter of support from human resources that confirms English as the primary language of written and oral communication.
  • A letter of support or comment from the ESL Institute at Oakland University based on an interview and completion of the ESL placement test.
  • Some programs at Oakland University may require a higher level of English proficiency than listed above. Applicants should examine the program description for their field of study for information about additional English proficiency requirements and furnish proof as part of the admission process.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24708 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24708 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13934 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13934 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Rochester Hills

  • 1000 - 1500 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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