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Communication, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Reading, OH, United States
Communication is critically important in nearly every aspect of society. Communication majors tend to be very curious about the world and what’s happening within it.
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Students who develop strong skills in the area of communication are valued in the marketplace for their ability to effectively relay messages.

They are recognized for their writing expertise and ability to think critically about a wide range of issues; skills that are vital to areas such as law, government, international relations, health and human services, social services, education, arts, entertainment and speech and language disorders.

The study of communication has never been more important than it is right now. As our world becomes increasingly interconnected and complicated, the ability to effectively express ideas and communicate information is vital.

Majors in communication not only prepare for graduation from Alvernia University, they prepare for life.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Communication students choose one of six tracks in which to concentrate courses. The tracks are:

  • Corporate Communications
  • Film, Culture and the Creative Arts
  • Journalism
  • Media Design and Production
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Theatre Studies

Courses that all communication majors must complete are:

  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Mass Media: Theory and Application 
  • Writing for the Media 
  • Law and Ethics of Mass Communication 
  • Research Seminar 
  • Internship

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 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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 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

Students seeking admission to Alvernia University may apply any time after completion of the junior year in high school. All candidates should submit the following: 

  •  Application for admission 
  •  $25 non-refundable application fee 
  •  Official secondary school transcripts or record of equivalency 
  •  Official SAT or ACT scores 
  •  Personal Essay

Tuition Fee

  • National

    32840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32840 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Full-Time (12-17 credits/semester)- 2017-2018 Tuition

Living costs for Reading

  • 1015 - 1680 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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