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Communication, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Rio Grande City, TX, United States
The Communication program at University of Rio Grande is based on a liberal arts orientation towards student learning, which facilitates critical thinking, analyzing, synthesizing and ethical sharing of information.
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Overview

The overall goal of the Communication program at University of Rio Grande is to nurture lifelong development of the communication competencies students need to enhance their personal development, improve their career options and foster civic engagement. 

Across courses in the communication program, students acquire critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork skills, among other life skills that will not only serve them during college but throughout their lives. In an increasingly global society, our aim is to ensure that graduates of the program have excellent communication skills, global knowledge, and community engagement skills that will aid in achieving the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College’s goal of promoting successful lives, careers, and responsible citizenship.

The major serves the general education program; provides the opportunity for an associate of arts degree with a concentration in communication; provides courses to meet requirements in other programs; offers courses that are transferable; and can be selected as a concentration within a comprehensive major.

The successful student will:

  • Describe the communication discipline and its central questions.
  • Employ communication theories, perspectives, principles, and questions.
  • Engage in communication inquiry/research.
  • Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context.
  • Critically analyze messages.
  • Demonstrate the ability to accomplish communicative goals (self-efficacy).
  • Apply ethical communication principles and practices.
  • Utilize communication to embrace difference.
  • Influence public discourse.

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:

  • Communication Law
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • General Communication
  • Essentials of Public Address
  • Academic Writing and Reading
  • Wright State Core Course
  • Organizational Communication
  • Persuasion & Rhetorical Theory/Dispute Resolution

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Submit online application
  • Submit final official high school transcript
  • Submit all official college transcript(s)
  • Submit ACT/SAT (if applicable)
  • Submit TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)
  • Submit copy of passport
  • Submit Certificate of Finances

Tuition Fee

  • International

    131 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 131 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    131 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 131 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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