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Communication, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) Online
The Communication program of Drexel University prepares you for a wide variety of roles in the field of communication. You will take coursework that emphasizes communication theory and methods with the option of completing a concentration in Public Relations or General Communication, where you will learn about journalism, public relations, and technical communication.
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Overview

All organizations - both profit and non-profit - need strong communicators. Successful professionals in this field rise to senior level management, participate in major decisions, and play an integral role in how an organization is publicly represented.

A communication specialist may be called on to perform a number of duties including:

  • Devising impactful ways to introduce a new brand or product
  • Planning a national or international conference
  • Managing a company’s social media presence and initiatives
  • Coordinating special events, press conferences, and media plans

Program features

  • The Communication program of Drexel University provides the skills and knowledge to package a message in a variety of formats and for any audience
  • You’ll gain broad theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on experience as you strengthen your sensitivity to different experiences and viewpoints, preparing you to succeed in a culturally diverse world where ideas and technology are constantly changing
  • Courses are taught by renowned and internationally-recognized faculty
  • You can transfer up to 135 quarter credits (90 semester credits) from any regionally accredited institution of higher learning, as long as you received a grade of C or better

What can you do with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication?

Because of the demand for meaningful and effective communication in today’s job market, communication majors have the option to take on a variety of roles:

  • Brand Manager
  • Communication Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Internal Communications Manager
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Communications Specialist
  • Political Campaign Manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Social Media Manager

If you plan to take your education even further, a BS in Communication can also prepare you for graduate study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Communication
  • Mass Media and Society
  • Theory and Models of Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Techniques of Speaking
  • New Technologies In Communication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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

  • Between 0 – 23 previous college semester credits from a regionally accredited institution
  • Must have earned high school diploma or GED a minimum of 2 years ago
  • Official high school transcripts. If you've previously attended college outside of the United States, an official course-by-course transcript evaluation may be required.
  • Official ACT/SAT scores no more than five years old
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • If English is not your native language or you've attended college outside of the United States, you may be required to submit additional application materials.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    513 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 513 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    513 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 513 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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