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Communication, B.A.

51 Credits  |   Main Campus

Shape the world around you by shaping the messages that people hear -- in your own community or around the globe -- and promote democracy, good leadership, and social justice.

The ways humans and machines communicate important information shapes the world around us and how we understand it, as well as our understanding of people in our own community and others. With a degree in communication, you’ll understand how media technologies influence local, national, and international communities. In Trinity’s communication program, you’ll explore the technological, social, and interpersonal aspects of communication and how they relate to democracy, leadership, and social justice.

Knowing how to create an oral or written message not just effectively but appropriately to a specific audience is invaluable. You will gain insight into cultural norms and barriers that exist in society, as well as skills in strategic analysis and planning, critical thinking, research methods, and media literacy.

What You’ll Learn

  • Learn both the scientific and artistic basis of communication
  • Emphasize interpersonal interaction and human relationships, organizational and institutional communication, public discourse and mass communication
  • Gain skills used in fields like journalism, training and development, human resources, foreign service, law, politics and government, human services, labor-management relations, personnel, campaign and propaganda administration, and public health

Local Internships

  • Voice of America
  • WJLA ABC 7
  • WUSA 9
  • CBS Radio
  • Strathmore Center for the Arts
  • Centro Nia
  • LAYC Latin America Youth Center
  • Emily’s LIST
  • Kennedy Center
  • Strathmore
  • Washington Nationals
  • Washington Mystics

Global Careers

  • Broadcaster
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Advertising Associate
  • Technical Writer
  • Associate Producer
  • Customer Relations Manager
  • Teacher / Professor
  • Sports Information Director
  • Lobbyist
  • Internet Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Representative
  • Television Producer
  • Attorney
  • Communication Specialist
  • Copywriter
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Speechwriter

Bachelor’s Degree
Journalism and Media Studies

Bachelor’s Degree

Applying to the Communication, B.A. Program

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College of Arts & Sciences Admissions Requirements

Applying to the College of Arts & Sciences is a 5-step process:

  • Step One: Apply to Trinity
  • Step Two: Have your School Administrator submit your Official Transcripts (High School/College/Home School/GED) – International Transcripts must be evaluated prior to submission
  • Step Three: Submit Essay “Where do I see myself after obtaining a TWU degree?”
  • Step Four:  Submit your Recommendation Letter(s) (Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Mentor)
  • Step Five: Once your application is submitted, use your log-in credentials to check your status

Admissions Criteria:

  • First-Time Freshman candidates for admission should complete a secondary school program that includes 16 academic units: English, Mathematics (algebra, geometry, and trigonometry), Science to include Lab work (biology, chemistry, and physics), History, Foreign Language, and Social Science.
  • Transfer candidates must submit official college transcripts from each previously attended college or university.
  • Optional Standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) and/or the American College Test (ACT) can be submitted.  To have your scores sent to us use SAT code 5796 and ACT code 0696.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average 2.0 (on 4.0 Scale).