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Communication Studies - Mass Communications, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Irvine, CA, United States
addition to a core set of Communication Studies lasses, this emphasis is designed for students who considering careers in mass media-related dustries such as social media, radio. television, ilm, news distribution, and publishing. 


The Mass Communication emphasis is designed for students who are considering careers in mass media-related industries such as sound recording, the Internet, social media, radio, television, film, newspapers, and magazines. Two new courses that help distinguish this emphasis from the General Communication emphasis are Introduction to Social Media and Advanced Strategies in Social Media.

The Communication Studies major will prepare you as a leader in your community and career by developing your understanding of communication theory and research methodologies, as well as your proficiency in oral, written, and mediated communication. This major offers a varied curriculum that includes both the classical courses associated with the discipline and those that reflect contemporary developments in the field. Courses are designed to prepare you for communication-related professions in such fields as business, industry, public relations, mass media, pre-law, pre-seminary, and education.

With a degree in Communication Studies, you will be able to:

  • Explain and apply historical and contemporary theories of human communication.
  • Describe and analyze how culture influences the communication process.
  • Demonstrate competency in written and oral communication.
  • Articulate the origins and trends of mass communication.
  • Analyze arguments and discourse intended to influence beli

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Theories of Human Communication 
  • Advanced Public Speaking 
  • Mass Communication 
  • Intercultural Communication 
  • Persuasion and Attitude Change 
  • Rhetorical Criticism 
  • Communication Research Methods 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 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

  • Application
  • Official High School Transcript

Official transcripts must be sent directly from the high school in a sealed envelope or hand-carried to Concordia University Irvine.

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores

All freshman applicants must submit official scores from SAT and/or ACT. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17995 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17995 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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