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Communication/Public Relations, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Communication/Public Relations major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.


The Communication/Public Relations major requires the completion of 18 hours in public relations, 15 hours in communication, 15 hours in journalism and 12 hours in business. (The concentration of study in business is in keeping with the specific recommendations for public relations education as outlined in The Design for Undergraduate Public Relations Education: Report of the 1987 Commission on Undergraduate Public Relations Education, co-sponsored by the Public Relations Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and Public Relations Society of America and the Educators Academy of PRSA.)

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:
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Editing and Design
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Business and Professional Oral Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Communication Theories

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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    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

  • A completed application form.
  • A copy of the personal data page of your passport. 
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50.
  • Submit educational transcripts. Unofficial documents can be submitted at the time of application. 
  • All applicants who are not native speakers of English must submit proof of English proficiency
  • Students applying to an undergraduate program, but in need of English training, can apply for conditional admission
  • Financial Statement and Certification Form.
  • International Student Advisor Report. Students transferring directly from a U.S. institution to UNI must also submit this form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18207 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18207 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7665 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7665 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cedar Falls

  • 1119 - 1740 USD/month
    Living Costs

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