Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Downtown LA

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Program Description

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.

This program is scheduled to launch in Spring 2020. Join our interest list to stay up to date on the latest program news and application windows.

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

Financial Assistance

Learn more about Financial Assistance opportunities.

Program Curriculum

Over the span of two years, student cohorts will complete 20 courses for a total of 60 semester units.* These hybrid courses (face-to-face and online) include:
  • 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.

Admissions

View Cal State LA Transfer Admissions Requirements. (Major-specific requirements may be applicable and are TBA.)

Note: Students pursuing their degree on Cal State LA’s Main Campus may not take courses at Cal State LA Downtown as part of their degree program. Only students admitted to programs offered in Downtown may attend courses at Cal State LA Downtown after paying all required fees. Current Cal State LA students are welcome to pursue a program at Cal State LA Downtown in addition to their degree, but additional fees will apply. Programs offered at Cal State LA Downtown are not transferable to Cal State LA's Main Campus. Students admitted to a program at Cal State LA Downtown are welcome to pursue a program at Cal State LA's Main Campus, but an additional application is required.

Contact

For inquiries about the B.A. Communication Program, please e-mail PaGE Programs

To Apply/Application Deadline

Apply Now for Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 online application opens August 1, 2019 and closes on November 1, 2019. It will be available here.
 
Join our interest list to stay up to date on the latest program news and application windows.