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Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Pittsburg, CA, United States
The Communication programme offered by the Chatham University prepares its students, on campus and around the world, to excel in their professions and to be engaged, environmentally responsible, globally conscious, life-long learners, and citizen leaders for democracy. Chatham offers superb career preparation informed by the liberal arts.
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Overview

The Communication programme offered by the Chatham University is a degree targeted to new opportunities in a media-savvy world. Students in the major take a common set of core courses that prepares them for careers in an industry where convergence in print and online media is growing. Students then choose one of three concentrations: Journalism, Public Relations, and Graphic Design. In addition to required course work, students must complete an internship and a tutorial presenting the results of an extensive print, public relations, or media project.

At Chatham you will be able to write, investigate and report the news, design digital and print media. Here you will have the access to the tools and technology that professionals are using in their field. Just as important, you will sharpen your mind to communicate clearly in whichever medium you choose. Along the way, you might even discover a new and unexpected path. Chatham's program allows you to explore related disciplines such as the media arts within the same degree program. As you learn applied skills combined with history, theory, and context, you will gain a strong and creative foundation for life beyond college.

Human Communication

Students focusing in human communication gain the interpersonal expertise necessary to thrive in business. Graduates will be prepared to work in fields such as human resources and internal communication. Students will also be prepared to pursue graduate work within the field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National : Undergraduate admissions at Chatham University has a rolling deadline, we will accept your application to study with us at any time of the year
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations Of Human Communication
  • Media Literacy
  • Media and Society
  • Intercultural Communication: Values and Ethics
  • Persuasion
  • Media Ethics and Law Responsibility
  • Special Topics
  • Internship - Professional Communication
  • Integrative Capstone

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Completed online application for admission
  • Admissions essay or personal statement
  • All official secondary and postsecondary transcripts, mark sheets or records. Original transcripts and official English translations are required for non-English institutions. Professional credential evaluation may be required for non-U.S. postsecondary academic records.
  • SAT and ACT scores (optional)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Copy of passport photo page (with identification information)
  • Copy of immigration documents (if currently living in the United States)
  • Proof of financial support (official bank statement, signed bank letter, or financial guarantee indicating enough funds to cover the first year of education at Chatham).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39902 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39902 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburg

  • 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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