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Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Berea, SC, United States
Envision yourself presenting a business plan in a boardroom full of engaged listeners who are following your every word. They're impressed by your confident speaking style, compelling message strategy and thorough research. We offer a bachelor degree in Communication Studies at the Baldwin Wallace University. 
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If the construction, execution and effects of communication–whether interpersonal, organizational or nonverbal–intrigue you, communication studies is an excellent option. A major in communication studies will not only further your understanding of the intricacies of human and mediated communication, but it will lead you to rewarding career opportunities.

Communication Studies at Baldwin Wallace University is a practical and comprehensive program of study offering career versatility in today's information-based society.

Through this major, you'll learn to effectively use tools, strategies and analytical data for creating and interpreting communication. Depending on your career interest, you can tailor your studies to focus on communication relating to public relations, mass media, business, diversity, education, technology, legal and political issues and more.

BW is one of a few colleges in the nation offering an intensive two-semester communication studies research investigation at the baccalaureate level. Through this project, you'll gain valuable hands-on research experience as well as analytical, scientific writing and oral presentation skills that provide a solid background for graduate school and prospective employers.

Career Opportunities

  • Event planning/coordination
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Public relations
  • Higher education
  • Human resources
  • Customer relations
  • Sales
  • Law
  • Corporate/nonprofit community relations

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Communication studies is an excellent companion field of study. It is often chosen as a second major or minor. We also offer a major in applied communication studies for adult and continuing education students. 
  • Program flexibility is a key advantage. Through course electives, internships and more, you can customize your education to focus on communication pertaining to a specific area of interest.
  • Experiential learning is a key. The communication studies major includes a required internship that helps you gain valuable networking contacts in addition to real-world experience. A required capstone course provides additional benefits. You'll learn the technology for creating a web-based portfolio that includes a resume, recommendation letters, samples of speaking presentations, communication-related papers, projects and documentation of experiential learning.

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 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:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Application
  • Secondary School Transcripts
  • Secondary School Report Form
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Complete the International Student Certification of Financial Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Berea

  • 1575 - 2740 USD/month
    Living Costs

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