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Communications, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 105 days
    Duration
, AZ, | Online
Our communications program is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and provides you with the opportunity to explore how to construct messages, common characteristics of effective communication and contextual factors that influence individuals personally or as business professionals.

About

The organizational emphasis allows you to focus on communication skills that are applicable to public relations, political communication, human resources, sales and marketing. Immerse yourself in a bachelor's degree program that embodies ethical communication and Christian values. GCU faculty guide, collaborate and mentor you to help you find your purpose.

While earning a bachelors in communications degree, you have the opportunity to examine key facets of contemporary communication, including fundamentals, research development, conflict and advocacy, public relations, organizational and small group communication and more.

You can also develop a foundation of skills that can aid in living a full and balanced life. In addition to critical thinking, our Bachelor of Arts in Communications program integrates Christian values to help you integrate faith into study and work in order to live ethically.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 105 days
    • Duration description
      Online: 7 weeks Campus: 15 weeks
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Analysis of power dynamics in relationships, as well as conflict tactics and various intervention techniques
  • The concepts, methods and tools for communication research design, implementation and interpretation
  • Principles governing effective public relations strategies
  • The art and science of developing and delivering organizational training programs

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required 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 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).

All students must submit either acceptable high school or college transcripts to be considered for full admission into the University. Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have test scores or a college-GPA that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admission requirements, students may be accepted with specifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
  • National

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of 105 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Campus: $8250 per semester

Online: $470 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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