B.A. On Campus

Civic Communication and Media

Willamette University

48 months
53300 USD/year
53300 USD/year
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We study the role of Civic Communication and Media  civic life at Willamette University, and we develop leaders who are prepared to address contemporary issues in our communitie.


Students and faculty in the Civic Communication and Media department a Willamette University recognize the significant role of communication, media, and technology in our communities. Through research and experiential learning, Civic Communication and Media students become thinkers who recognize the available means of persuasion, practitioners who work in multiple media, and leaders well prepared to address contemporary issues.

Learning outcomes

Learning extends beyond the classroom for Civic Communication and Media students, who have opportunities to intern at communication and technology firms, to design persuasive campaigns for local organizations, to delve into history through archival research, to lead community events, and to actively participate in state government.

The Civic Communication and Media department, formerly known as Rhetoric and Media Studies, contributes award winning teaching, research, and service to the College of Liberal Arts. On the vibrant Willamette campus, the Civic Communication and Media department maximizes its location in Ford Hall, a LEED Gold building across the street from the Oregon State Capitol and the Oregon State Supreme Court.

We invite you to learn more about the Civic Communication and Media department by exploring our web site, and we hope you will connect with us on campus or via social media.

The program in Civic Communication and Media (CCM) focuses on communicative practices and technologies that foster engagement in civic life. Informed by theories and histories of public discourse, CCM courses are designed to develop thinkers who understand dynamics of communication and media change and who can apply their insights to contemporary problems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Speaking

  • Designing Persuasive Campaigns
  • Analysis of Public Discourse
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • US Public Discourse in the Print Age: Visual Rhetoric in the Print Age
  • Media and the Environment
  • Persuasion and the Mass Media
  • US Women's Rights Since 1920
  • Topics in Public Discourse
  • Rhetoric and Race in the Post-Obama Age
  • Internship in Civic Communication
  • Seminar in Civic Communication
  • Gender and Mass Communication in Asia
  • Gender and Mass Communication in Asia
  • Rhetoric and Leadership

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

  • Common application
  • Records of Secondary and Post-Secondary Academic Work
  • School Report Form and Counselor Recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores - optional
  • Teacher Evaluation - optional
  • Official Language Test Score
  • Passport Photo Identification Page
  • Financial Guarantee Statement
  • Mailing Your Documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53300 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 53300 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    53300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53300 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Oregon

1031 - 1701 USD /month
Living costs

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


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