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Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Dearborn Heights, MI, United States
Communication is more than a skill to be mastered. It’s shaping democratic and professional possibilities and constructing social realities. The Communication program of University of Michigan-Dearborn has a unique approach that will give you the expertise needed to be a productive influencer through your actions and words.
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Studying three interrelated areas of communication inquiry and cultural influence — public relations and organizational cultures, public advocacy and democratic cultures, and intercultural and international communication and global cultures — you will learn the practical elements in written and oral communication skills and interpersonal awareness. You will also gain perspective on why words mean what they do: The Communication program of University of Michigan-Dearborn emphasizes the intellectual, historical, and critical perspectives emerging from the intersections between and among these three larger areas of communication inquiry.

You have a variety of career avenues. Those include community affairs, government relations, news reporting, public relations and more.

What Will I Learn?

  • Writing effective audience-oriented texts within multiple communication contexts
  • Speaking effectively within multiple rhetorical contexts
  • Understanding critically the histories and institutional contexts of communication practices
  • Understanding critically the research traditions and tools within the field of communication
  • Using organizational, civic and global perspectives to analyze media content and institutions
  • Integrating the theory and practice of communication in multiple contexts

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Speech Communication
  • Introduction to Media & Culture
  • Public Communication and Culture Studies
  • Public Relations Principles
  • Professional Communication
  • Social Media for PR

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Submitted online application
  • Official high school academic documents
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12240 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12240 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5928 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dearborn Heights

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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