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Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
We understand and effect change in our world through communication via speech, television, film, computers, telephones, nonverbal actions, and other media. The study of communication, then, allows us better to understand our surroundings and to influence the world in which we live; it is the study of how symbols shape social realities.
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Overview

The Communication major enables students to study communication in a liberal arts context. The major prepares students to be productive professionals and responsible, thoughtful citizens in their communities. Throughout their course of study, students conduct critical analyses of mediated and oral communication, and hone the skills of oral and written communication and critical thinking. Through analysis and practice, students become better producers and consumers of communication texts.

Students who graduate from Eckerd College with a degree in Communication will have the skills essential for graduate study, as well as careers in marketing, public relations, law, teaching, media, entertainment, human resources, and non-governmental organizations, among others. Just as importantly, they will have developed skills that will make them productive and ethical citizens in a diverse, rapidly changing world.

In addition to the required coursework, students majoring in communication are strongly encouraged to undertake internships in communication-related fields. Students have recently held internships with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, WTVT (Fox News), Bauer Martinez Studios, the St. Petersburg Aquarium, and the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Communication Theory
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Media and Society
  • Argumentation and Debate
  • Propaganda and Persuasion
  • Gender, Sexuality, & Media
  • Organizational Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Public Relations: Theory and Practice

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:

    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. 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

  • Common Application or Eckerd College Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official Test Scores (SAT or ACT): SAT code: 5223/ ACT code: 0731
  • Official High School Transcript and/or G.E.D. results
  • Admission Recommendation Letter
  • Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42428 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42428 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Petersburg

  • 1132 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Financial aid and scholarships are available through an ambitious financial aid program that benefits about 96% of Eckerd students. Approximately $43 million in financial aid was awarded last year. Assistance packages may include a combination of scholarships, grants, work aid, and loans. The average award last year from all sources was $26,000 and the range was from $1,000 to $42,000.

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