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Rhetoric and Communication Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
La Verne, CA, United States
Rhetoric and Communication Studies program at the University of La Verne uses theory and practice to help students explore how and why people communicate, and the influence of communication and rhetoric has on individuals, groups, organizations, and societies, and how individual and group behavior is reflected.
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Overview

Rhetoric and Communication Studies program at the University of La Verne's faculty are highly qualified and committed to students, and our majors are dynamic students who engage in lively class discussions and critical thinking. Both strive to understand complex human communication behavior from liberal arts and social sciences perspectives.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Speech Communication Department will:

  • be able to critically examine communication theory and research;
  • demonstrate oral communication skills in a variety of contexts;
  • become knowledgeable about multicultural perspectives in communication; and
  • experience individual growth and develop connections with other La Verne students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The University of La Verne is on rolling admission. Applications received after the priority deadlines will be considered as space permits.

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Speech Communication Theory & Practice
  • From Plato to Hashtags: Intro to Rhetoric
  • Leadership Communication
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Persuasion and Social Influence
  • Peer Tutoring in Writing

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission and Application Fee. Complete an application using the La Verne Application for Admission or the Common Application and submit the non-refundable $50 application fee or application fee waiver if you have one.
  • Personal Statement. The personal statement essay allows us to learn a little more about you. Essay topics can be found in the application.
  • Official High School Transcripts. Submit your transcripts to the Office of Admission. We will accept unofficial transcripts for admission consideration, but we will need final official transcripts directly from your school once you graduate.
  • Letter of Recommendation (Optional). One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor where you are currently enrolled or most recently attended. You can find recommendation forms in the application.
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores (Optional). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22350 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22350 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for La Verne

  • 1100 - 1600 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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