Communication Studies

Saint Johns University
New York, United States
Bachelor's Degree
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Entry Requirements

An application is not complete until we have received the below items:

  • Application for Admission and Scholarships

Prospective first-year and transfer students who are U.S. citizens may apply for admission using either the CSB/SJU GET INspired Application or The Common Application.

  • Writing Sample

Submit a writing sample on a topic of your choice or a previously written paper. It should be one to two pages in length, typed and double-spaced.

  • Official Transcript
  • Official ACT/SAT results
  • Official ACT/SAT results
  • Teacher Evaluation

The evaluation should be from a teacher from one of your core academic courses (English, math, science, or social science). Only one evaluation is required, but you may submit more than one


The new curriculum is organized around the department's primary learning goals:

  • Message Design:Learning to create effective oral and written messages that are appropriate for particular situations and audiences.
  • Analysis of Communication: Learning to think critically about messages - analyzing and evaluating communication.
  • Communication and Community: Understanding the relationship between communication and community to explain how communication shapes participation in social life.

Within each of the learning goals, students are free to choose from among a select group of courses designed to meet that learning goal. In the new curriculum, majors will:

  • Get a well-rounded sense of the Communication curriculum by taking all three of the department's foundation courses.
  • Complete at least one course from each of the department's three learning goals: Message Design, Analysis, and Communication & Community.
  • Complete 40 credits from learning goals and elective courses.
  • Complete a Capstone Course that is an in-depth and detailed consideration of special topic in communication. Students will prepare and present a major research project in the Capstone Course.

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