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Bachelor of Arts in Communication in Downtown LA

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Cal State LA Downtown's Bachelor of Arts in Communication Program, with an option in Organizational Communication, 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 Apply?

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Program is designed for:

  • Individuals and working professionals interested in completing their bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year university.
  • Individuals who are 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.

Information Sessions

Register for a live information session or access the prerecorded Bachelor of Arts in Communication Program information session.

Tuition/Fees/Financial Assistance

The per unit cost for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Program is $425.

The total program cost is $25,000.

Read more about Financial Assistance opportunities for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Program.

Program Prerequisites

COMM 1200-Argumentation (or its equivalent) is not required for admissions although is a degree requirement. The course will not be offered at Cal State LA Downtown and is strongly recommended to be taken at your local community college. The course must be completed before your Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree is awarded.

Program Curriculum

Over the span of two years, student cohorts in the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Program will complete 20 courses for a total of 60-semester units. 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.

Admissions

To be considered for admission into Cal State LA Downtown's Bachelor of Arts in Communication Program, all prospective applicants must have the following:

  • Be considered an "upper-division" transfer student, as this is a degree completion program.
  • Completed at least 60 transferable semester units/90 transferable quarter units.
  • Have a GPA of 2.00 or above.
  • Be in good standing and eligible to re-enroll at your last college or university attended
  • Earn grades of "C" or better in the Cal State LA Golden Four Courses.

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

Note: Due to special requirements, College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) 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

Application deadlines for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Program

Fall 2023 Admission

Online Application Opens: October 1, 2022
Application deadline: March 15, 2023
Transcript deadline: April 7, 2023
 
Apply to the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Program at Cal State LA Downtown.
 

Mail transcripts to:

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

Please read Cal State LA's Non-Discrimination Policy.

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Contact

For more information about the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Program, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education (PaGE) via email or call (323) 343-4915.

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