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Communication, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Jefferson City, TN, United States
Excellence in Communication at Carson-Newman University contributes to success in all aspects of personal, professional and civic life. Rooted in the arts, humanities and social sciences and in the mastery of speaking and writing skills, programs in the communication department balance a solid grounding in theory and research with practical training in professional skills. 
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The Communication department at Carson-Newman University is committed to a liberal education in written, oral and visual communication, as well as equipping students for success in the fields of advertising, public relations, journalism, media arts, film and theatre. Additionally, the department recognizes its responsibility to challenge its students to adopt ethical stances in a rapidly changing communication environment and to become critical consumers of media products.

For a major in Communication Studies, a student must complete the Liberal Arts core, the Communication Studies core, coursework in two areas of professional competency, Communication electives, and general electives.

Our students discover ways to apply their knowledge and skills in a wide range of extracurricular activities. Along with class work, students undertake practica and internships that help develop and apply their knowledge in the working world. Most courses take place at the Jefferson City campus, but students can also do coursework and internships in a variety of locations such as New York, Washington and Los Angeles.


Carson-Newman University graduates work in fields ranging from media entrepreneurs to public relations for non-profits. Others are news producers and reporters for print, online and broadcast organizations. Some stay in the world of academia by pursuing graduate degrees and becoming teachers. Still others seek creative outlets as filmmakers and theatre artists and designers.

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:
  • Introduction to Media Writing
  • Speech Fundamentals
  • Strategic Communication Techniques/Skills
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Mass Media
  • Senior Communication Studies Theory

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 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.

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • After you apply, please submit $100.00 application through your application portal at
  • Official Transcripts from high school or secondary school and diploma or National Examination Result slip (One in original native language, one translated into English)- A professional Evaluation is required for the admission process

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Jefferson City

  • 1005 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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