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Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, PA,
The aim is to prepare students to understand and provide leadership in a competitive communication-oriented society. They offer a balance of humanistic and scientific instruction in communication skills people need to function effectively in teaching, business, law, nonprofit organizations, public service and administration, public relations, government, and management.

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Outside the workplace, these skills will also enhance students' ability to be active in civic engagement and community service.
The program requires a comprehensive understanding of the breadth and depth of our discipline, as well as its major theoretical frameworks and research methodologies. Both the major and minor are grounded in the fundamental communication contexts including public, interpersonal, group, organizational, instructional, and intercultural communication. Additionally applied contexts in business communication, gerontology communication, technology, and leadership are available. Students investigate problems in diverse cultural settings, which make the San Joaquin Valley - with its tremendous ethnic diversity - an ideal location for study.

The Communication Skills for Professionals Certificate program recognizes development in such areas as presentational speaking, problem solving and decision making, leadership, and interpersonal communication.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) is a large (enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Public Communication
  • Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
  • Argumentation
  • Persuasion
  • Group Discussion
  • Topics in Communication

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

1.     Submit an online undergraduate application at CSU Mentor.

Also, a non-refundable Application Fee of $55 USD for undergraduate application can be paid by credit card. During online application OR mailed in the form of check, money order or wire transfer payable to The California State University, Fresno.

2.     Official English Proficiency Score Report (Institution Code: 4312)

Undergraduate: TOEFL - Minimum of 61 iBT (500 PBT with official score report), or

                          IELTS - Minimum of 6.0 Band Score, or
                          PTE Academic - Minimum 49, or
                          ELS Language Centers - Level 112, or
                          FLS International Language School – Level 16, or       
                          TLC The Language Company – Level 9, or
                          UCLA Extension - Level 6
                          Pearson's Test of English - 49

NOTE: Mail in an unofficial score report along with other required documents.

3.     Original or certified copies of Academic Credentials with literal English translation.  Any coursework presented after an offer of admission is made will not be considered for credit.

4.     Financial document (no older than 6 months) from sponsors showing the amount and source of support.

5.     A copy of the biographic information/photo page in your passport.

6.     Official admission test score report (ACT or SAT I) - if applicable
      For applicants who are currently studying in the US high schools without taking TOEFL or IELTS. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 372 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 372 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    347 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 347 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for California

  • 1000 - 1500 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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