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Communications, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
La Verne, CA, United States
The Communications Major of University of La Verne allows the students to design a program in the mass media to fulfill their individual interests preparing for careers in public relations and information, multimedia or broadcast journalism.
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Overview

Convergence is the key word in the broadcast industry as broadcast, journalism and multimedia are merged, thanks to the computer. Born from this merger are new jobs and new opportunities. An emphasis in multimedia challenges students to experience computer-generated print production, computer-aided broadcast editing, television motion graphics and web design.

Key facts:

Thousands of jobs exist in public relations and public affairs. The Communications Major of University of La Verner prepares student for these multifaceted career opportunities through key foundation classes in journalism, broadcasting and multimedia joined with cutting-edge public relations classes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The University of La Verne is on rolling admission. Applications received after the priority deadlines will be considered as space permits.

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • News Reporting
  • Introduction to Mass Media
  • Law and the Mass Media
  • Ethics of Mass Media-Printed and Electronic
  • Senior Project
  • Radio Production 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    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 for Admission and Application Fee. Complete an application using the La Verne Application for Admission or the Common Application and submit the non-refundable $50 application fee or application fee waiver if you have one.
  • Personal Statement. The personal statement essay allows us to learn a little more about you. Essay topics can be found in the application.
  • Official High School Transcripts. Submit your transcripts to the Office of Admission. We will accept unofficial transcripts for admission consideration, but we will need final official transcripts directly from your school once you graduate.
  • Letter of Recommendation (Optional). One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor where you are currently enrolled or most recently attended. You can find recommendation forms in the application.
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores (Optional). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22350 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22350 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for La Verne

  • 1100 - 1600 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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