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Communication and Media Studies, B.A.

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DeLand, FL, United States
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Presenting news and current events through the media has evolved in recent years, and now is your chance to start your own career in communication and media.

Program Overview 

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major, Minor

Communicating is something we all do on a daily basis. Both an understanding of human communication and the ability to communicate well are the keys to a successful career. Stetson’s communication and media studies faculty aids students in becoming effective creators and critics of communication in relationships, the workplace, the media, the political and legal spheres and organizations (both non-profit and for-profit). 

You will be exposed to diverse methods of education, including discussion-rich classes, internships, field experience and ultimately, a senior research project. The classes required within our program are used to study communication in a rhetorical and qualitative perspective. You will learn how to be ethical and effective as a communicator who can understand and navigate different cultural, political and social contexts.

Career Significance

The Communication and Media Studies program from Stetson University enables you to acquire the knowledge and skills sought out by majority of employers, including but not limited to written and oral communication, critical thinking and analytical reasoning, complex and creative problem-solving, ethical decision-making and teamwork skills. Getting a degree in this field means you can get a career in a wide range of professions, such as

  • Advertising
  • Communication education
  • Health communication
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • New media and technology
  • Organizational communication
  • Public relations
  • Political communication

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Speaking
  • Qualitative Theory and Methodology
  • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
  • Communication and Media Ethics
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Critical Studies of Mass Media
  • Visual Communication
  • Special Topics in Communication Studies

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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General Requirements

Official Transcripts

  • Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required. Transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended as well as a listing of courses in progress that includes course names, course numbers and numbers of credit hours.
Letters of Recommendation
  • First-year applicants are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation.
Writing Sample
  • All applicants are required to submit a writing sample. 
Essay Topics
  • Discuss an issue of state, national or global concern to you.
  • If you could live your life fighting for one cause, what would it be and why?

Tuition Fee

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    47270 USD/year
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  • National

    47270 USD/year
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Living costs for DeLand

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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