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Communication ( Journalism), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Dayton, OH, United States
If you like to write and tell stories, if you want to help people understand science, technology, and the world around them, or if you think it's important for the citizens of a democracy to know and understand what is going on in their government, you could have a future in journalism!
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  • The journalism concentration is focused on how news and other information is selected, gathered, prepared, and disseminated. But our students do much more than just understand these processes; they practice and develop the necessary skills to perform at a high professional standard. You will consider both the tradition and the reality of an unfettered press, which is the essence of the First Amendment, as you develop a firm grasp of legal and ethical expectations of the profession. Through class assignments, work on the Flyer News and internships, you will begin to gain experience in the working practices of professional journalists.
  • The study of journalism at the University of Dayton prepares you for reporting, editing, management and publishing positions across a variety of media platforms. Many of our students go on to careers as reporters, editors, newscasters, copy writers, script writers, technical writers and a growing variety of online journalism positions.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • CMM 330Media Writing 13
  • CMM 337Journalism Ethics and Values3
  • CMM 338Reporting 23
  • CMM 432Media Law3
  • CMM 438Multi-Media Journalism 3

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

International students applying for first-year or transfer admission to the University of Dayton must submit the following documents:

  • Application, including the essay. International students may complete either the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship or the Common Application. There is no application fee.
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Official copy of secondary transcripts (in language of original issue) of all previously attended secondary schools, including dates of attendance, all subjects studied, grades earned and marks achieved on examinations; any transcripts not issued in English should be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • TOEFL score (or equivalent).
  • F-1 and J-1 students must provide a letter of financial support and a bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover the first year of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20470 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20470 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    40940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20470 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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