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Communication, B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cedarville, OH, United States
Cedarville’s distinctly Christian B.A. in communication degree will equip you to change the world as you biblically engage culture with the heart and mind of Christ. Following the principles of God’s Word, we seek to achieve excellence in communication and critical thinking skills. 

Overview

Critical Competencies — Coursework in the major develops critical competencies in leadership, problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and a broad range of communication skills necessary for advancement in both employment and graduate school.

Customizable — Working with an adviser, you will choose from three concentrations to customize your degree based on your career goals. Choose from:

  • Organizational Communication — The organizational communication concentration channels your skills toward internal and external communication in organizational settings. After taking courses like Interviewing, Organizational Negotiation, and Human Resources, you will be able to help an organization communicate internally and hold a competitive advantage externally. Organizational communication holds the organization together and supports it like scaffolding does a building.
  • Public Communication — Public communication is the interaction brought about when people exchange ideas. It focuses not only on the delivery of messages and ideas but also on how people interact with those messages and ideas. Public communication is at the center of political, economic, and social issues. Courses like Persuasive Theory, Speechwriting for the Professional, and Contemporary Rhetoric will enable you to communicate in a way that impacts others and spurs them toward action.
  • Strategic Communication — Strategic communication merges the daily activities of an organization with its long-term goals. It encompasses areas like public relations and advertising, to name just a few. This concentration is used not only within corporations but also within nonprofit organizations. Courses like Event Planning, Advocacy Communication, and Organizational Leadership will prepare you to offer strategic, actionable plans to any organization.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International applicants do have a final deadline of May 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      This major is offered with either a three-year or four-year completion plan.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media Analysis
  • Virtual Communication

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Complete the application and essay.
  • Ensure that your name is typed in the top right corner of the essay.
  • Complete the internship questionnaire and bring the completed form to the office of international programs.
  • Bring the completed application and essay to the office of international programs.
  • Submit the reference form to a faculty member to complete and return to the office of international programs.
  • Print out your transcript from CedarInfo and submit it with your application.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      28956 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 28956 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      28956 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 28956 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Funding

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