B.A. On Campus

Communication Studies

48 months
50314 USD/year
50314 USD/year
Tuition fee
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As a Communication Studies major at Coe College, you will practice and develop skills prized in a variety of careers. You will graduate prepared to be a leader and ready to tackle a diverse array of creative challenges.


Communication has been studied, debated, dissected and held up as a reflection of our culture. As thinking beings we are always trying to figure out how to be better, smarter or more persuasive communicators. 

By joining Communication Studies at Coe College, you will learn to tell your stories. You will shape the story, make the story and be the story.

Key facts:

  • Coe provides students the opportunity to work with the kinds of digital media tools used to make, share and critique content.
  • The major combines depth and breadth. You will take classes in media studies, production, relational communication and public discourse and have the opportunity to take multiple classes in your area of interest.
  • Classes in this department are kept small, creating space for you to debate and discuss ideas in engaging seminars and enabling you to receive substantial feedback from our talented faculty.
  • You will have numerous opportunities for out-of-class experiences in service learning, community engagement projects, professional internships and off-campus studies.
  • Department faculty are connected to the field and the community and are able to help you pursue your scholarly and professional interests.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • New Media Studies
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Rhetorical Theory & Practice
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Research Methods in Communication Studies
  • Journalism and Media Writing Workshop
  • Special Topics in Public Discourse
  • Communication & Social Change

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Coe College Application or Common Application
  • Official results of the SAT or ACT*
  • Official high school transcript**
  • Admission recommendation (optional for students who meet Coe's minimum academic standards) 
  • Personal essay (optional for students who meet Coe's minimum academic standards)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50314 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50314 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    50314 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50314 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Cedar Rapids

895 - 1290 USD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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