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Communication - Intersecting Identities and Relationships, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Los Angeles, CA, United States
The B.A. in Communication provides opportunities for students to explore knowledge of human communication in order to develop their intellectual, moral, and behavioral excellence.  The program aims at achieving student learning outcomes relevant to work, life and engaged citizenship in the contemporary globalizing world. 


Human beings are social animals.  Communication is the process by which we seek, build, maintain, support, and end relationships. The Intersecting Identities and Relationships Option explores how individuals, groups, and cultures navigate who we are, and how we are with one another. Through analysis of contemporary and historical examples of discourse and research, courses in this area will look at how social identities like race, social class, gender, sexuality, and nationality, both shape, and are shaped by, our relationships with others. This option is ideal for students who enjoy analyzing relationships, reflecting on the development and maintenance of identity, and learning how we can better communicate across lines of difference. Career paths in this area include: non-profit, organizational, and educational consulting; corporate training; law; higher education administration; human resources; and management.


Officially accredited/recognized by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) is a large (enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) 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:

  • Foundations: Intersecting Identities and Relationships (3)
  • Intercultural Communication (3)
  • Capstone: Intersecting Identities and Relationships Option (3)
  • Feminism and Communication (3)
  • Relational Communication (3)
  • Sex Roles in Communication (3)
  • Family Communication and Conflict (3)
  • Communication of Raced, Classed, and Gendered Identities (3)
  • Internship in Communication Studies (3)
  • Communication Education (3)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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    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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    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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General Requirements

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements:

Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE); and

Have a qualifiable minimum eligibility index (see section on Appendix A - Eligibility Index ), and

Have completed with grades of C or better each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements also known as the “a-g” pattern (see “Subject Requirements”).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16136 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16136 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6632 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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