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Communication Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Bellevue, NE, United States
Professional communication in a digitally-connected world is complex and the skills demanded by it have changed. In addition to interpersonal and business communication, critical communication skills demanded by employers include digital media, social media, technical, inter-cultural, conflict and problem-solving, and leadership. The Communication Studies program is offered by Bellevue University.
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Because these skills apply to many professional roles, the Communication Studies degree program at Bellevue University will prepare you for varied careers:

  • Corporate and organizational communication
  • Journalism and public relations
  • Mass communication and social media strategy
  • Training and technical communication

Central to communication studies is understanding communication theories and how to put them into practice to achieve communication that is effective in context. In Bellevue University's Communication Studies coursework, you'll learn to understand, analyze and find solutions to communication problems that are suitable for diverse audiences. 

You'll be challenged to develop the strategic communication skills necessary for professional success and to achieve organizational goals. In addition to the core coursework, you'll choose one of these emphasis areas to more closely align the communication degree with your own career goals:

  • Mass Media
  • Organizational and Strategic Communication

The Bellevue University Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication Studies online or in-class provides a firm foundation and enhances your overall effectiveness for many career paths requiring strong communication skills.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Communication Studies BAS degree will be prepared to:

  • Apply communication theories, perspectives, and concepts to a variety of communication contexts.
  • Create messages appropriate to audience, purpose, and context.
  • Explain the academic discipline of Communication and characterize the role communication plays in career development and civic engagement.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Communication
  • Communicatiom Putting Theory into Practice
  • Communication in the Digital Age 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

  • Completed Application Form
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • An official evaluation of foreign credentials
  • Verification of funds to show sufficient funds to study in the United States

Tuition Fee

  • International

    299 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 299 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    299 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 299 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bellevue

  • 1018 - 1570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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