B.A. On Campus

Communication and Media Studies

Washington College

48 months
48678 USD/year
48678 USD/year
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Communication and Media Studies (CMS) at the Washington College contributes to the intellectual emancipation of its majors by practicing the values of liberal learning: analytical thought, clear communication, aesthetic insight, ethical sensitivity, and civic responsibility. 


The Communication and Media Studies major at the Washington College builds upon a foundation of communication and media theory and draws from multiple disciplines to enable students to study a wide range of topics and develop the quantitative, qualitative, and interpretive skills necessary to engage in original research.

Why CMS?

  • CMS is an interdisciplinary, versatile, and flexible major that pushes students to expand their understanding of human communication, culture, and social institutions.
  • The knowledge, understanding, and skills that students acquire in the CMS major are essential in developing future work in any number of fields —from grassroots organizations, to global media companies, to the world of politics, and everything in-between.
  • Importantly, communications and media studies in a liberal arts environment allows students to wield their knowledge to produce civically responsible and ethical change. Communication and media are collaborative forces that construct our social world, and a CMS degree gives students a unique edge to positively impact that world.


Most recently effective June 26, 2014, Washington College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Communication and Media Studies
  • Intermediate Communication and Media Theory
  • Research Methods in Communication and Media Studies
  • Seven (7) additional courses in the chosen concentration, at least four (4) at the 300-400 level
  • Senior Capstone Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcript and/or Final exam results
  • SAT/ACT/IELTS/TOEFL/Duolingo English Test/ PTE scores (see below)
  • Counselor/ Teacher recommendation
  • Resume (optional)
  • Personal essay

Tuition Fee

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    48678 USD/year
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    48678 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 48678 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Chestertown

1420 - 2405 USD /month
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