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Communication Studies, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Sioux Center, IA, United States
Communication is much more than the study of speech; the Communication Studies program of Augustana University examines the ability to influence others and how humans create, alter and maintain meaning through symbols.
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Overview

Areas of Study

The department of communication studies houses both liberal arts and pre-professional majors, offering three courses of study:

  • Communication—This major or minor prepares students for both professional and graduate work. It also serves as an excellent second major in combination with business, economics, English, government, journalism and more.
  • Communication Business—This interdisciplinary major combines work in both the communication and business departments. It places greater focus upon applied social influence.
  • Media Studies—This new major analyzes the collection, production and spread of ideas within the context of an increasingly mediated world. Media studies also explores the social, historical, political, and cultural aspects of the media, while developing an understanding of its aesthetics, production and social influence.
The Communication Studies program of Augustana University provides a strong education in communication studies through a generalist approach grounded in the belief that the core of all human communication is social influence, the communication studies department seeks to provide an education of enduring worth by combining knowledge of communication theory and understanding of the contexts for communication with critical thinking and essential communication skills.Our approach—while generalist—is not generic. We start with fundamental concepts and theories all students in communication need to understand and then we allow individuals to tailor the major to suit their own interests through elective courses. All of our students are prepared to think, discover and interact well in a variety of contexts after they graduate.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Augustana admits students on a rolling basis. We recommend working on the application during the summer prior to, or the fall of, your senior year.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Persuasion
  • Advocacy and Argumentation
  • Communication Research
  • News Reporting and Writing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Apply online using the Augustana online application form or using the Common Application.
  • All secondary and post-secondary transcripts and/or national exam scores.
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher or professor.
  • A Personal Statement (250 words minimum) describing a significant challenge you have overcome.
  • College Preparation Test Scores and/or English Language Test Scores from one or more of the following tests: ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELT, , Duolingo English Test, PTE, , IKEN, , TEC CBT, ELS Language Center's.
  • Financial Statement showing sufficient resources to support yourself for one academic year.
  • Completed International Student Financial Ability Form.
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sioux Center

  • 1188 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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