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BA in Communication University of New Mexico



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Our program helps to prepare students for a variety of careers including: sales, positions in organizations emphasizing internal communication, organizational training, management, human resources, etc. (basically any career that involves or emphasizes communication). Students who are seeking an advanced degree in communication can also benefit from a focus in organizational communication. Students work in an area of study suitable to their interests and goals.

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A program that focuses on the humanistic and scientific study of rhetoric, composition, literacy, and language/linguistic theories and their practical and pedagogical applications. Includes instruction in historical and contemporary rhetoric/composition theories; composition and criticism of written, visual, and mixed-media texts; analysis of literacy practices in cultural and cross-cultural contexts; and writing program administration.

Critical Studies in Mass Media

To earn a degree in Communication, students must complete 36 credits in departmental courses, including 101, 300, 301, 332 or 333, and 400. Twenty-one of the required 36 credits must be taken in courses 300 level or above. Students must complete 101 with a C or better before being admitted as majors. 101 is a prerequisite for 300 and 301; 332 or 333 and 300 and 301 must be completed before taking 400.

Communication majors must also complete 9 credits in one of the concentrations in the department–intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and public communication. The first course in the sequence–noted in bold type–is required. Students may select the remaining 6 units from the other courses in the track. Courses within the concentration may be taken in any order.

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Full Time (120 Credits; Critical Studies in Mass Media Concentration: 129 Credits)

Tuition fees

$23,292.00 (16,73,064) per year


01-Jun-20, 17-Aug-20


College of Arts and Sciences

MSC 03 2120, Ortega Hall 201,

1 University of New Mexico,


New Mexico,

87131, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Secondary Education: Completion of the equivalent of an American upper secondary school education (approximately twelve years of formal education beginning at age six) and have the appropriate diplomas or satisfactory results on leaving examinations (if completed).

Academic Preparation: Strong academic preparation or a U.S. equivalent grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (for freshman applicants) or 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (for transfer students with the equivalent of 24 college credit hours).

English Proficiency: If English is not the first language of the student or not the official language of the country, the student must submit official results of either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum score 6.0; the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score 520 paper-based, or 68 Internet-based; the University of Cambridge Examinations Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - minimum score C; or the Pearson Test of English- Academic (PTE) - minimum score 47.

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