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Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Effective communication can make people feel valued and empowered and create harmony and rapport, while poor communication can do just the opposite. In the Communication Studies program at California Baptist University  students learn to inspire, persuade, instruct and motivate people through words. 

About

Businesses rely on communication, so the skill of communicating well to small and large audiences and coworkers and clients, easily translates to professional success. Students will further exhibit creativity, confidence and competence via nationally accepted communicative principles and techniques.

Why study Communication Studies program at California Baptist University?

The communication studies program is heavily focused both on individualized attention and real-world skill acquisition. Our core public speaking class is capped at 21 students, allowing more time for coaching and improvement. And our organizational communication course allows students to form a hypothetical small business where they confront communication problems in the workplace and in life.

CBU offers one of the nation's premier speech and debate programs. Speech students compete at tournaments throughout the year and consistently take top honors in individual and team competitions.

Career opportunities

  • News reporter
  • PR specialist
  • Script writer
  • Producer
  • Advertiser
  • Speech writer
  • Educator
  • Salesperson
  • Freelance writer

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Forensic Workshop
  • Oral Communication
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Oral Interpret/Reader's Theater
  • Rhetoric and Persuasion
  • Argumentation & Debate
  • Communication Theory
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Organizational Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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:

    71

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official transcripts. Send us the official sealed copies of all academic records (including transcripts, mark sheets and grade reports, as well as graduation certificates, diplomas and/or completion certificates) from secondary schools, showing dates of attendance, courses taken and grades received. Transfer applicants are required to submit all official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • An essay or personal statement. Submit a personal statement (minimum 3–5 paragraphs) responding to "What do you hope to gain from your experience as a student at CBU?"
  • Minimum of 430 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing  on the SAT.
  • Minimum of 16 on the English section of the ACT.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16471 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Traditional Program Per Unit: 1,267 USD

Funding

Ambassador’s Scholarship (Incoming Freshmen)

  • $12,000 per year
  • 3.5 cumulative weighted GPA and above
  • 1000 SAT or 20 ACT

International Transfer Scholarship (Incoming Domestic Transfers)

    • $8,000 per year
    • 3.3 GPA and above

Need-Based Grants 

  • Global Initiatives Grant – Up to $10,000 per year
  • Grant based upon financial need as determined. International financial aid application required.

Athletic Scholarships

Journalism and Speech/Debate Scholarships – Up to $2,000 per year

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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