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Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Radford, VA, United States
The concentration in Communication Studies prepares students for positions in both the private and public sectors as well as providing a solid foundation in the Communication discipline for those desiring to continue their education in graduate school. 

Overview

Courses in communication studies combine material from the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences in order to explain how and why people interact in the ways that they do. Students in the Communication Studies concentration will study the ways that people use communication in public life, politics, and social movements. 

Students will learn how to analyze and evaluate communication practices in a wide variety of settings and be able to apply oral, written and visual communication skills and knowledge necessary for success in the twenty-first century marketplace.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Speaking
  • Research Methods 
  • Teamwork and Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Argumentation and Advocacy 
  • Persuasion 
  • Listening and Nonverbal Communication
  • Intercultural and International Communication 
  • Organizational Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Critical Analysis of Public Discourse 
  • Communication Training and Development 
  • Business and Professional Communication 
  • Communication and Social Change
  • Communication and Leadership 
  • Diversity in Communication 
  • Communication in Conflict Management 
  • Communication in Health Care 

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
    • Official transcripts
    • SAT I and/or ACT scores
    • All the above plus:
    • SAT II scores in the following subjects:
    • Writing
    • Math (Level Ic or IIc)
    • Third area of study to be chosen by the applicant
    • An official college transcript showing the student has taken and passed a college-level English course and a math course equivalent to Algebra 2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23432 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23432 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23432 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Radford

  • 996 - 1630 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Loans:

  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan: Freshman are eligible to borrow up to $5500 in Direct Loan funds, with no more than $3500 in Subsidized funds
  • Federal Perkins Loan: $5,500 for each year of undergraduate study. The total amount you can borrow as an undergraduate is $27,500. $8000 for each year of graduate or professional study. The total amount you can borrow as a graduate/professional student is $60,000.
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loan: Students can borrow up to the financial aid cost of attendance for the academic year.
Grants:
  • College Scholarship Assistance Program
  • Commonwealth Award
  • Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program
  • Red and White and Academic Excellence Scholarships

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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