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About the Undergraduate Program of the Department of Communication Science

The Undergraduate Program in Communication (UPIC) is one of the study programs under Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FSPS). In 2023, UI’s Communication Studies Program ranked the best in Indonesia according to Quacquarelli Symonds World University Ranking (QS WUR) by Subject and Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE WUR).

The curriculum and program structure are designed to enable graduates of this program to answer communication problems in various issues of urban and rural communities–both global and local–and based on academic principles and professional ethics. The designated abilities are delivered throughout four specializations offered to the students: media studies, journalism, public relations, and advertising.

Various competencies possessed by UPIC:

  • To build self-development skills according to professional needs.
  • To optimize integrity, academic, and professional ethics.
  • To examine theoretical concepts in social science and communication studies and build research–starting from research design, data collection and analysis methods that align with academic and professional ethics.
  • To acquire competency that are beneficial to society; through the ability to transfer ideas in the form of messages using various channels.
  • To use appropriate information technology to support studies in the field of communication to answer various communication problems in society, both global and local.

Who is this Program for?

Communication Undergraduate Study Program is designed for high school graduates who want to gain theoretical and practical expertise and work in the field of communication science in accordance with the existing specializations, namely:

  • Journalism
  • Media studies
  • Public relations
  • Advertising

Graduates work at various levels, from staff to executive level, in the communications industry and related sectors.

How is the Program Structure and Curriculum?

The curriculum is designed to equip students with a wide range of communication knowledge at the theoretical level and practical skills tailored to their specialization. On average, students complete their studies between 7-8 semesters. However, students are allowed to take a maximum period of 12 semesters. Studies are conducted entirely at the UI Depok campus for regular and non-regular programs. Meanwhile, students of international class program study at the UI Depok campus and partner universities spread across Australia, Malaysia and Singapore.

The curriculum, oriented towards the outcome-based education (OBE) model, is achieved through 144 credits that must be fulfilled during the study period. The number of credits consists of 34 compulsory courses, university courses, faculty courses, and compulsory communication sciences program courses. In addition, students are also given the flexibility to choose 12 specialization and elective courses. Students of the international class program take 73-74 credits while studying at the UI Depok campus and 73-74 credits (equivalent to 24-32 credit units) at partner universities.