WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,897 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:School of Communication
Campus:Nairobi Campus
Application Deadline: November 2021
Programme Overview

The Communication major curriculum is designed to equip students with foundational knowledge of concepts and practice of communication to enable graduates of the programme to effectively serve society in a variety of roles.

The goals of the Communication major are to:
– Give students a foundational and biblically-derived understanding of theory and practice in communication study at interpersonal, group, intercultural and mass communication levels;
– Provide students with a menu of courses which leads to a guided focus and in-depth study of at least one area of communication;
– Prepare students to apply communication principles and skills in church, business, government and social settings;
– Prepare students to assist others in various church and community settings to recognize and apply the principles and concepts of effective communication to address specific problems be they individual, communal, institutional or organizational; and
– Prepare students for further study in communication.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for a major in Communication must have a pass in Mathematics and a minimum grade of B (plain) in English in KCSE or its equivalent Applicants with a B- in English will be admitted on condition that they take a remedial course, ENG 214 Applicants with no proficiency in typing will be required to take a course in keyboarding, COM 099, for which no academic credit will be given Exemption from COM 099 can be given to students who produce a certificate in keyboarding from a reputable examining body and have attained a speed of at least 25 wpm.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Daystar admission forms are collected from either Athi-River campus or the Nairobi campus. On completion, the form is handed back to the registrar office with a fee of KSh. 2,000 which is not refundable. Deadlines for the application are; 30th November, 30th April and 31st July for January, May and August intakes respectively. Other required documents are:
– Two recent passport size photos for Kenyan student and four for international students all having names at the back
– Secondary, post-secondary, university or college certificates.
– Financial Information Sheet (Foreign students need to include a financial letter from sponsor guaranteeing payment)
– Completed student information sheet and copy of your passport (For foreign students only).

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Bachelor of Arts in Communication include:
– Business executive.
– Human relations manager.
– Public relations manager.
– Marketing executive.
– Advertising executive.
– Media planner.
– Web content manager.
– Paralegal.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $1,897
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,952

*Tuition fees per year for Kenyan Students = 205,120KES
*Tuition fees per year for Foreign Students= 211,120KES

International Students pay an additional 6000KES (Day students), 8000KES (Boarding Students) of orientation fees to the normal tuition fees.

All fees for each semester are payable in advance or before the date of registration by bankers cheque or direct bank deposit. The University does not accept cash payments or money orders. In order to assist sponsors who cannot raise full fees, the University allows payment of tuition and hostel fees in four equal monthly instalments from the first day of the semester. Sponsors wishing to pay the fees by instalments must apply to the Finance Manager before the semester begins.

Relevant Contact

Wandia Njoya
Head, Department of Language and Performing Arts
Levi Obonyo
Dean, School of Communication
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries