Alternative instruction begins on March 20 and will continue through the end of the spring semester. Students should remain in communication with their instructors and follow their instructions.
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The B.A. in Communication program with an option in Organizational Communication in Downtown Los Angeles is designed for individuals and working professionals with an interest in obtaining a degree in a broad, but growing field. Students will be prepared for diverse careers in areas such as marketing, sales, consulting, public relations, business, management, human resources, public affairs, fundraising, development and civil service, among others. The broad nature of the curriculum also makes it applicable to students seeking advancement in any career. In this hybrid program, classes will meet online and face-to-face on select Saturdays.
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Who Should Enroll
Individuals and working professionals interested in completing their bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year university
Individuals interested in pursuing careers in diverse fields such as marketing, sales, consulting, public relations, business, management, human resources, public affairs, fundraising, development and civil service, among others
Working professionals seeking career advancement
Tuition & Fees
|Cost Per Unit||$425|
|Total Program Cost||$25,500|
Introduction to Communication
Communication Strategies in Conflict Management
Business and Professional Communication
Dynamics of Organizational Communication
Mass Communication Theory
Communication and Leadership
*Spring and fall semesters are separated into two 8-week sessions with students taking two courses per session. Summer Session consists of one 8-week session in which students will take two courses.
Note: Students interested in applying to the B.A. in Communication program at Cal State LA Downtown are strongly encouraged to complete COMM 1200-Argumentation or its equivalent at their local community college before starting the program. This course will NOT be offered at Cal State LA Downtown and must be taken at your local community college. In order to successfully complete the program, COMM 1200-Argumentation or its equivalent must be completed prior to the student finishing all of the B.A. in Communication coursework.
View Cal State LA Transfer Admissions Requirements. (Major-specific requirements may be applicable and are TBA.)
Note: Due to special requirements, College of Professional and Global Education, and Second Baccalaureate students, are not allowed to change their degree objective nor are they eligible to declare additional bachelor-level majors or minors.
To Apply/Application Deadline
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Online applications now being accepted for
Spring 2020 start.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2019
Transcript Deadline: November 22, 2019
The application period for Spring 2020 has closed.
Please submit Official Transcripts by November 22, 2019 to:
For Spring 2020 admission consideration, Cal State LA admission requirements must be met by the end of Summer 2019.
For more information, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education via email or (323) 343-4915.