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Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Greenville, SC, United States
A Communication Studies degree from Furman University will develop your critical thinking and speaking skills, include opportunities to study in Brussels or Edinburgh, and prepare you for literally hundreds of careers in areas ranging from television and film media to political leadership.
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Overview

Broadcast the latest news. Engage in thoughtful debates. Deliver powerful speeches. Advocate for causes you believe in. The Communication Studies faculty at Furman University will help you cultivate these skills through courses that focus on modern media and digital communications while still maintaining a strong commitment to the ethics of the rhetorical tradition. We offer the best of old and new in the field of communications: theoretical work and a sense of history combined with cutting-edge courses and facilities. We also offer credit to students who conduct independent research studies in their areas of interest, which can include anything from the use of technology by market women in Ghana to the history of television and radio broadcasting in South Carolina. Simply put, we prepare our students to take a leadership role in any career or endeavor.

Career Opportunities

Whether it be a job, starting your own business or pursuing a graduate degree, Furman is dedicated to preparing students for lives of purpose and accelerated career and community impact.

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:

  • Public Speaking
  • Media and Society
  • Rhetoric and Strategy
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Rhetorical Criticism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    85

    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.

General Requirements

  • Choose an application plan
  • All students may complete and submit the Common Application online. There is a $50 application fee
  • Submit your school report
  • Submit your high school transcript - A strong college preparatory course of study is essential. At minimum, it must include four years of English, algebra I and II, geometry, three years of social studies, at least three years of natural sciences, and two years of the same foreign language
  • Participate in an Optional Interview
  • Submit standardized test scores (optional) - The Admission Committee believes that your potential for success cannot be determined solely by standardized test scores
  • Schedule an interview if you are home-schooled (only for national students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50464 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50464 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greenville

  • 1083 - 1850 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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