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Communication, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #134 (BCR) College Station, TX, United States
Students who want to transform the world through communication choose Communication as a major. The Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Texas A&M University teaches how to influence and persuade others through the use of language, visual images and media.
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Overview

We pursue coursework that gives students a background in the processes and theories of communication as well as in the skills that are so valuable in the working world.

Coursework at Texas A&M University for incoming Freshmen begins with a dedicated first semester experience which introduces them to the breadth of the field of Communication and of Media.  We also welcome Transfer students, meeting them where they are and integrating them into the Communication family. All Communication majors take a core of required courses that establish a firm foundation in the field and then select additional coursework that suits their interests and needs.  Students who wish to focus their studies further, may choose to earn a certificate in Health Communication, Strategic Communication, Leadership and Conflict Management or Global Media.

With over a thousand students in the major, there is not one particular career path that they all choose.  Many go into careers in public relations, advertising, sales, promotions and marketing. Others work in leadership positions in corporations, or in political, religious or social non-profits.  Still others work in tactics of communication such as spokespersons, event managers, market influencers, graphic designers or digital specialists. Other popular options are careers in sports, social media, international business, and health.

With over a thousand students in the major, there is not one particular career path that they all choose.  Many go into careers in public relations, advertising, sales, promotions and marketing. Others work in leadership positions in corporations, or in political, religious or social non-profits.  Still others work in tactics of communication such as spokespersons, event managers, market influencers, graphic designers or digital specialists. Other popular options are careers in sports, social media, international business, and health.

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
  • Math
  • Science
  • Foreign Language
  • Creative Arts/Language/Philosophy/Culture
  • Social Science
  • American History
  • Government/Political Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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:

    100

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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

Required Documents:

  • ESSAYS - Essay A (Required): Describe a setting in which you have collaborated or interacted with people whose experiences and/or beliefs differ from yours. Address your initial feelings, and how those feelings were or were not changed by this experience.
  • $90 PROCESSING FEE (nonrefundable/subject to change): Checks or money orders (U.S. dollars) should be made payable to Texas A&M University. 
  • OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT: Submit an official high school or senior secondary transcript according to the education system of your country (generally the last three to four years). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 67334 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 67334 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54816 USD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for College Station

  • 964 - 1490 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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