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Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cortland, NY, United States
Hone your critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. Core courses of the Communication Studies program from Suny Cortland will provide you with a strong foundation in all aspects of human communication. Design a program of study that meets your personal learning objectives and career goals when you choose elective courses within the major.
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Overview

Upon successful completion of this Communication Studies program at Suny Cortland, students will be able to:

  • Examine various forms of communication as vehicles of human expression.
  • Examine various forms of communication theory.
  • Demonstrate the significance of communicative expression within cultural contexts.
  • Generate and format information in written form for distribution via various media.
  • Exhibit proficiency in oral discourse.
  • Analyze the relationship between the media and society.
  • Analyze ethical issues relating to communication and the media.
  • Demonstrate use of information sources, analysis, and use of evidence

Career Potential

  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Media production
  • Public relations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, so decisions may occur prior to the deadlines. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Communication 
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking_
  • The Cortland Experience: A First Year Seminar 
  • Writing Studies
  • Writing Studies in the Community
  • Mass Media and Society 
  • Intermediate Writing for Public Relations 

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:

    6.5

    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

All admissions applications are individually reviewed. Decisions are based on criteria such as academic performance in the classroom, class rank, extracurricular activities, personal statements and recommendations. Application materials include the following:

  • The Common Application or the SUNY Application
  • Official transcript or results from the General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you have prior military service, Discharge papers.
  • SUNY Supplemental Form (if you submitted the SUNY Application)
  • Personal statement or essay (at least 250 words)
  • At lease one recommendation from a teacher or college counselor using the Teacher/Counselor Evaluation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 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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