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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 24.9k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 24.9k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 May
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 114pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    The B.A. in Communication degree program at North Carolina State University is a four-year, full-time, 123.00-credit-hour program that will prepare you for a specific careers in public relations, the media, or multiple employment contexts that require strong communication skills — and that is a very wide field indeed. Our graduates work for top organizations across the globe managing public relations campaigns; working in front of and behind the camera; handling publicity and event planning for major corporations to local non-profits; and writing news releases for government agencies.

    If communication is a job requirement, you can confidently apply for a wide variety of jobs with a B.A. degree in Communication from NC State University. 


    Bachelor of Arts students have the opportunity to gain expertise in the following six curriculum areas:

    1. Communication As a Field
      Communication as a phenomenon, as an academic discipline, as a system of processes and practices,and as a profession. Students should be able to describe and explain why people study communication,types of communication processes, and careers in communication.
    2. Theory  
      Theoretical analysis of communication processes and practices. Students should be able to use a variety of communication and other disciplinary theories to describe, explain, and predict communication processes and outcomes in a variety of contexts.
    3. Research Methods
      Research methods as they relate to and inform communication processes and practices. Students should be able to identify, describe, and explain research methods used by communication scholars and professionals and use some of these methods to produce independent research and generate knowledge.
    4. Diversity and Globalization
      Multiple cultural contexts and global processes and their implications for communication processes and practices. Students should be able to articulate the challenges and opportunities inherent in communication with diverse global participants and audiences.
    5. Ethics
      Critical thinking about ethical problems in communication. Students should be able to apply their understanding of ethical responsibility in interpersonal, group, organizational, public, and mediated contexts.
    6. Communication Competencies 
      Targeted communication skill areas and competencies. Students should be able to use the theories, methods, analytical tools, and skills from their coursework  across a variety of contexts.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Considered a more selective university, NC State accepts about half of those who apply for undergraduate admission. For the class of 2019, 21,104 applied and 10,584, or 50%, were accepted, of whom 4,210 enrolled.

    Members of the class of 2019 had average SAT verbal, math and writing scores of 610, 640 and 587, respectively, for a two-part total (verbal and math) of 1250 (1600-point scale) or a three-part total of 1836 (2400-point scale). The 4,210 students who enrolled had an average high school GPA of 4.44; 40%, or 1,677, ranked in the top 10% of their graduating classes. There were 130 valedictorians and 102 salutatorians in the class.

    Transfer admission is also very competitive. The mean transfer GPA was a 3.30 fall of 2008. In the fall of 2015, 4,165 students applied to the transfer class; 1,470, or 35%, were admitted.

    NC State does not require undergraduate admission candidates to choose a preferred college of study. After determining that an applicant meets the overall university requirements, the individual college must also agree to accept the student. Because of this process, some colleges have significantly higher admission requirements than others.

    The Graduate School reviews all postgraduate education applications. For fall 2015, 14,394 prospective students applied to the Graduate School; 3,460 (24%) were admitted. Of these, 2,982 (80.3%) enrolled.

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