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The Bachelor of Arts 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
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Tuition & Fees
|Cost Per Unit||$425|
|Total Program Cost||$25,500|
Learn more about Financial Assistance opportunities here.
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
Apply for Fall 2022
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Online applications open: October 1, 2021
Application Deadline: March 15, 2022
Transcript Deadline: April 15, 2022
Please submit Official Transcripts by April 15, 2022, to:
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For more information, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education via email or (323) 343-4915.