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Journalism, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
In conjunction with the Boston University Hub, the Department of Journalism offers a selection of core courses and professional pathways to provide knowledge and training in the areas of reporting, production, design, cultural sensitivity as well as to supply the core understanding and management of professional journalism when it relates to deadlines, research, and innovation in the field. 
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Overview

The Journalism full curriculum at Boston University is designed to provide for students to solve the most challenging aspects of professional journalism and to instill confidence to be on the front lines of understanding the cultural and ethical boundaries and opportunities of becoming members of the esteemed and elite field of professional journalists, in order to safeguard the sanctity of the free press. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism, students will be able to:

  • Apply basic principles such as accuracy, fairness and public service, and communicate clearly in analog and digital journalism platforms.
  • Conduct research using a variety of sources and evaluate the accuracy of such information, with the goal of furthering a society built on the foundation of free speech.
  • Understand and discuss the historical, legal, and ethical underpinnings of American media.
  • Design and execute an effective job search in journalism.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Communication Writing
  • History and Principles of Journalism
  • Newswriting
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Reporting in Depth
  • Law and Ethics of Journalism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

National
  • Common Application or Coalition Application     
  • High School Transcript
  • Senior Year Grades
  • Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form   
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Standardized Tests
International
  • Secondary School Records
  • Documentation of Financial Support
  • Copy of Data Page of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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