B.A. On Campus

Relationship and Family Communication

Rutgers University

48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Majors who graduate the Relationship and Family Communication program of Rutgers University are equipped to pursue rewarding careers focused on building healthy relationships and/or improving interactions in the workplace or community. Examples include advocating for youth in troubled families, teaching parents how to communicate with children and facilitating workshops.


Explore These Career Opportunities

Possessing knowledge of interpersonal communication and social processes is fundamental for social workers, counselors and other social and human services professionals who work to improve the lives of individuals and communities. The Relationship and Family Communication program of Rutgers University provides a solid foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to prepare you to enter fields related to:

  • Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Mediation Consulting
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Relief and Support Services
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy
  • Ombudsman
  • Parenting Education
  • Process Facilitation
  • Social Service Provision
  • Training
  • Youth Advocacy

Work with Outstanding Faculty

Our faculty members bring academic rigor and real-world experience to the classroom, and guide students through critical examinations of key ideas, themes, and thinkers, in the study of human interaction. Our faculty seamlessly blends fundamental theory and research with practical applications to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel at relationship and family communication.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Family Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Group Communication
  • Interviewing
  • Communication and Gender

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 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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