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Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies

USA

What will I learn?

If you’re planning to go on to graduate school or if you’re interested in politics, pre-law, speech writing, sales, media criticism and other communication careers that emphasize the personal over the technological, this major is valuable for you.

What Will I Learn?

Want a well-rounded background in communication that is applicable to a wide variety of career fields? Then this major is for you. Communication studies focuses on the three pillars of communication:

Rhetoric and public address
Human dynamics and culture
Media studies

If you’re planning to go on to graduate school or if you’re interested in politics, pre-law, speech writing, sales, media criticism and other communication careers that emphasize the personal over the technological, this major is valuable for you.

Students involved with communication studies often join the forensics team where they practice and compete in the art of public speaking.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

What careers could be in your future? Gradates of our program are pursuing a variety of professional careers including:

Attorney
City council representative
New York State trooper
Press secretary
Financial advisor
Human resource manager
Motivational speaker

Novelist
Professor
School counselor
Software development manager
Talent agent
USAF pilot

We combine cutting-edge technology, strategy, creativity and professional training for the next-generation of students. Each of our five majors give you a rock-solid foundation and flexible course options that prepare you for the hottest emerging career opportunities. To get a feeling of the sense of community and professionalism that exists between our faculty and students, we encourage you to visit our facilities, labs and classrooms.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$16,980.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

School of Arts and Sciences

101 Ward Hall, 101 Broad Street,

PLATTSBURGH,

New York,

12901, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should meet the following minimum requirements: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

For international students

Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

Minimum English proficiency requirements for admission through the English Bridge Program:

TOEFL paper: >490

TOEFL internet: >57

IELTS Academic: >5.5

ELS: >110

British 'O' Level English Pass: >E

PTE (Pearson Test of English): >45

Freshmen are encouraged to submit their applications for the fall semester by Dec. 1 and spring semester applicants by Nov. 1.

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

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