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Organizational and Professional Communication, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Professional Communication can prepare you to better understand communication within businesses and organizations. In this program, delivered online through Penn State World Campus, you can learn to use communication concepts, principles, theories, and perspectives to aid in vital decision-making and problem-solving processes. 

About

You will focus on the value of research methods to reinforce ethical practices so you can acquire the skills to effectively create and present reliable information.

The Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Professional Communication curriculum provides a solid foundation in preparing you to generate messages that are appropriate to their audience, purpose, and context. This includes not only written but also oral communication to help you develop professional texts in a variety of genres. For global businesses and organizations, in particular, these communication skills are highly valued; acquiring this could help you advance your career in any number of fields.

This program will give you the opportunity to study with well-respected faculty from Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts, one of the premier institutions in the world to study and work in the liberal arts disciplines. The online format of this program provided by Penn State World Campus also allows you to continue working — and study when it is most convenient for you around your schedule.

Who Should Apply?

This is an excellent program if you work in or plan to pursue employment in public information, human resources, corporate training, business management, or research. The curriculum is flexible enough, however, to allow you to tailor some of the courses to your areas of interest. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Research Methods
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Introduction to Communication Theory
  • Qualitative Research Methods

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

    • All documents should be submitted in the original language. All documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified line-by-line, literal English translation.
    • All documents must be in paper form; electronic copies are not considered official and will therefore not be accepted.
    • All documents submitted for review must be official, that is, they must be either originals or copies certified by the examining board. A "certified" copy is one that bears an original signature of the registrar or other designated school official, an original impression of the institution's seal, or signature/seal of the examining board. Uncertified or notarized copies are not acceptable.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    596 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    596 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 596 USD per credit and a duration of .
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Funding

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