Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Downtown LA

Applications for Spring 2020 now being accepted! Sign-up for an upcoming information webinar here.

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. Classes will meet 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

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.

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
 

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.

Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Cal State LA
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
 

Contact

For inquiries about the B.A. in Communications Program, please email the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) Programs office.