Communication Studies

Shorelight - Gonzaga University, United States

communication-studies

Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 48,990

Course Accredited By

NWCCU

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Communication is central to every aspect of our lives and social interactions. Communication is immensely powerful because it shapes everything we think, feel, and do – even when we think we aren’t communicating.
  • The words and symbols we choose, the media and advertising we consume, the ways we dress or decorate our rooms, the speeches public figures deliver—all these and more create powerful meanings about who we are, how we think, and what kind of world we live in.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • September 2022
  • April 2022
  • June 2022
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8
  • 1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms Third Class, D, 45%
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms Third Class, D, 45%
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms Second Class Honours, Lower D/C, 50%

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo

  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

UGANDA

  • 1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 65. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 65. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 67.5. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 2.5/4
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 2.5/4
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 2.7/4
  • Uganda Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required. In addition, Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms O-level - D7/A-level – D
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms O-level - D7/A-level – D
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms O-level - C5/A-level - C

English Requirements Certificate
IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo

  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

TANZANIA

  • 1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 2.5/4
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 2.5/4
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 2.7/4
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 47. Pass Class
  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo

  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

United Kingdom

  • See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • 1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45, Third Class
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45, Third Class
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 50, Second Class - Lower Division

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo

  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

GCSE/IGCSE

  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • ID (2 Terms) B
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C: Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C: Other approved test required
  • AAP (2 Terms) C (c)

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)TOEFL
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) 
  • MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 My  Best Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 My Best Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) My Best Accepted 
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90
  • COMM 100 Communication and Speech

COMM 193 FYS:

  • COMM 210 Understanding Meaning-making
  • COMM 220 Understanding Power in Culture
  • COMM 230 Understanding Identity
  • COMM 275 Analyzing Public Texts
  • COMM 282 Special Topics
  • COMM 285 Analyzing Practices and Habits
  • COMM 310 Politics of Popular Culture
  • COMM 320 Resistance, Struggle, & Power
  • COMM 330 Politics of Space and Place
  • COMM 331 Argumentation and Debate
  • COMM 340 Encounters in Public Spheres
  • COMM 342 Debate Participation
  • COMM 350 Politics of Social Memory
  • COMM 360 Media Aesthetics
  • COMM 370 Digital Culture/Networked Self
  • COMM 401 Communication & Leadership
  • COMM 420 Critical / Cultural Comm
  • COMM 430 Intersectional Communication

COMM 432 CIS:

  • COMM 440 Rhetoric of Social Change
  • COMM 450 Justice and Arts of Civic Life
  • COMM 480 Themes in Communication
  • COMM 484 Senior Seminar
  • COMM 485 Communication Abroad
  • COMM 490 Crafting Professional Identity
  • COMM 491 Directed Study
  • COMM 497 Internship
  • Typical cost for two semesters $63,780 
  • Tuition $48,990 
  • Housing $6,520 
  • Dining $6,270 
  • Other $2,000

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