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Communication Studies (Bachelor of Arts)

With a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, students will learn how to analyze, craft and evaluate messages and understand communication as an everyday practice that is mindful, purposeful and strategic.

Creighton’s Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies offers students flexibility in the projects, service and internship they choose.

In a senior research project, students will complete an internship and reflect on the role of communication in their work, connecting communication with Jesuit values of service and justice.

You’ll learn how to ask insightful questions about problems in our society and how to work through solutions within and across different groups, organizations, relationships and cultures.

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Program Details

Majoring in communication studies will prepare you to exercise intellectual curiosity every day, go into the world informed by Jesuit values and contribute meaningfully to your community and profession.

Programs Goals

Communication studies program majors learn to assess the cultures of groups and subgroups, understand relationship development, analyze communication messages, understand the strategy and purpose of communication and apply their skills to diverse careers.

Curriculum

The BA in Communication Studies program curriculum is 36 credits.

Minor in Communication Studies

With a minor in communication studies, you will examine communication interpersonal relationships, organizations and public culture. You can develop communication skills and competencies while supplementing other career goals.

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Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

Lily Reinikka
“Creighton’s COM major promotes individuality by allowing students to choose topics of interest. The faculty invest in their students’ well-being and know their students on a personal basis. I feel supported by my professors as I make my post-grad plans.”
— Lily Reinikka, Communication Studies major
Reghan Kort
“The faculty are amazing, and tremendous mentors who not only helped me grow and be more confident in my abilities, but they also helped me complete all my major requirements in three years to participate in the 3-3 Law Program.”
— Reghan Kort, Communication Studies graduate
Amanda Holman
“As a professor, I see every day how our students take the theoretical knowledge they learn in the classroom and apply it to both their professional and personal lives. Our goal as faculty is to give our majors a ‘communication toolkit’ that sets them apart.”
— Amanda Holman, PhD, Associate Professor in Communication Studies

Outcomes

Recent Creighton communication studies graduates have accepted positions in management, government and education. Many have gone on to graduate and professional programs and report feeling well-prepared for study in medicine, dentistry and law.

Graduates of communication studies are versatile employees who can master new concepts quickly and function effectively as members of teams. Many of their skills are highly transferable among careers.

Solid communication skills are one of the best predictors of high-level success, according to a poll of recent college graduates and employers by Peter Hart Research Associates.

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