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Communication, B.A. or B.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Abilene, TX, United States
Communication from Abilene Christian University is designed for you if you are interested in leading change, discovering what makes people tick, understanding why words matter, or advocating for social justice. 
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Communication from Abilene Christian University focuses on analyzing, designing, communicating and mediating messages among diverse groups in organizations and society. Skills you'll learn as a communication major - such as critical thinking, leaderhsip, advocacy, emotional intelligence and working in teams - are exactly what employers are looking for in a college graduate. In short, the ability to communicate well is one of the top skills employers seek.

A communication degree from ACU is versatile. Whether you choose to enter a career upon graduation or seek a graduate or professional degree, communication will prepare you to effectively navigate relationships, strengthen organizations and engage cultural differences to impact the world for Christ.


  • Nonprofit administration
  • Social media management
  • Public relations
  • Human resources
  • Recruiting
  • Negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Organizational consulting

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nonprofit Event Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Interview Communication 
  • Small Group Communication 
  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Crisis Management in Organizations 
  • Political Communication 
  • Persuasion 
  • Professional Presentations 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

  • Complete an Application for Admission. There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Send your official high school and/or college transcript(s) 
  • Standardized Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Abilene

  • 932 - 1730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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