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Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Smithfield, RI, United States
The Department of Communication offers a diverse academic program with the common mission of fortifying the intellectual and social skills necessary for effective human communication. The department’s focus is on oral, written, and mediated communication skills that are essential in both professional and personal lives. 
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The department is committed to the belief that communication is essential to preserving democratic human communities. Equally important, as our personal and social realities are created, maintained, and recreated through communication, the department stresses not only competent, but also ethical, personal, and mediated communication.

Today’s technologically oriented, increasingly diverse world is driven by the exchange of information. Increasingly, people with finely-tuned communication skills are in demand to direct that information. Advanced writing and speaking skills now need to be complemented by computer literacy and an understanding of the mass media, as well as an appreciation for the complexities in human interaction. The Department recognizes, too, that there is great societal need—plus career opportunity—in applying these skills in the practice of health communication, again both media and interpersonally crafted and delivered.

Studying communication at Bryant gives students an opportunity to analyze and evaluate various forms of communication while developing their own specific communication skills. Historical, theoretical, social, and ethical functions of communication are studied within a global context.

Students in the Communication major will:

  • Describe the process of interpersonal and mediated communication.
  • Explain the process by which communication knowledge is generated and advanced.
  • Develop, create, deliver, and assess appropriate and effective mediated messages.
  • Create, deliver, and assess appropriate and effective interpersonal messages.
  • Apply communication theory and research to real-world situations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Communication
  • The Process of Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Mass Communication
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Communication Theory

For more information please visit the program website page.

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Completed Common Application or completed Universal Application with Universal College Application supplement 
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor
  • Secondary school report, also from your guidance counselor. This tells Bryant about your high school, how many students it has, the types of courses they teach, and so on.
  • Official transcript showing senior courses and most recent grades. Minimum of 16 units must include:
  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of math
  • 2 years of language 
  • 2 years of social science
  • 2 years of lab science
  • 2 years of additional academic discipline (math, language, etc.)

For more information please visit the program website page.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43076 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43076 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43076 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Smithfield

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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