What will I learn?

The study of Communication at Fairfield University focuses on the description and analysis of how humans acquire, process, and use information in a variety of contexts. As one aspect of a liberal education, undergraduate work in communication helps students:

Become more aware of factors that influence and are influenced by human communication behavior and media practices.

Develop intellectually by providing a basis from which to analyze, synthesize, and critically evaluate messages from varied sources, including the media.

Learn techniques and strategies to propose policies, advocate positions, and persuasively express themselves in various contexts in the pursuit of a more just society.

Communication courses engage students actively in understanding interaction in interpersonal, organizational, health, public, mediated, and cultural contexts. Students who successfully complete the Communication major will be able to:

  • Recognize the centrality of communication in constructing, sustaining and transforming meaning, identities, relationships, communities and cultures.
  • Apply communication theories and concepts to everyday face-to-face and computer-mediated interactions.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in argumentation, research, and message creation.
  • Demonstrate oral and written competencies in building and evaluating arguments, and designing, conducting, and reporting original communication content and research.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 credits)

Tuition fees
US$49,080.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

1073 North Benson Road,



6824, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Students are required to complete secondary education or equivalent

English Language scores - IELTS, a minimum score of a 6.5 is required; minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language is the preferred documentation

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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