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Communication, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Bluffton, IN, United States
Whether heading to graduate school, service work or into the job market, the Communication major from Bluffton University prepares you to work in teams, problem-solve, analyze text and data, and serve diverse audiences by speaking the truth in love.
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Overview

Your Communication major or minor may easily be combined with a major from another department, helping you achieve your specific goals. For instance, students interested in visual communication may complete a minor in art while students majoring in business administration may want to add a communication minor. The small number of hours required to complete a Communication major at Bluffton University allows our students to easily double major and graduate on time.  

Career

Through rigorous classes, departmental activities and other hands-on learning opportunities, you will be prepared for a wide variety of careers in public affairs, media relations, church promotion, higher education, communication research, political communication, public speaking, organizational leadership and more.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadline for submitting your application is two weeks prior to the intended first day of class. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orientation to Communication
  • Communication for the Common Good 
  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Communication Seminar 
  • Argumentation and Advocacy 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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

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).

General Requirements

  • Online application
    • Official English assessment
    • Official academic records
    • Two teacher recommendations
    • Proof of financial support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33952 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33952 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33952 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bluffton

  • 910 - 1480 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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