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Journalism, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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The major in journalism grounds its curriculum in the skills that all employers within the news media and professional communications want: strong writing and editing skills; excellent storytelling skills; the ability to find and process complex information, and share it in a way that helps others understand it; and the ability to deal on a face-to-face basis with diverse audiences.

About

The core of the curriculum remains reporting, writing and editing for print and the Web. A dedicated and talented faculty with strong professional careers in journalism teaches these courses. 

That core is joined by a range of classes aimed at developing a foundation in multimedia storytelling: digital photojournalism, audio-visual gathering and editing; and Web site development and content delivery. Experts from all units throughout the SJ&B teach these classes. Ethical and professional standards, and emphasis on First Amendment principles and media law concepts are incorporated throughout the curriculum to complete the package.

Students in the journalism major graduate prepared for work at any news media outlet or for any position in professional communications. Along the way, they get one-on-one academic and career advising from the journalism faculty — and the knowledge and skills to make a difference.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Understanding Media Content, Ethics and Technology
  • Media Content, Collaboration and Community
  • Digital Storytelling for the 21st Century
  • Introduction to Media Writing
  • Digital Video Production and Distribution
  • Introduction to Digital Photography
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Press Law and Ethics
  • Intermediate Reporting
  • Multiplatform News Presentation
  • Feature Writing
  • Introduction to Interactive Media
For more information, please check the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    525

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    52

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION CHECKLIST:

  • A completed application (open WKU application for admission)
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Official Academic Records from schools attended with grades and any degrees/diplomas/certificates received.  Should also include a literal English translation.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Financial Evidence of Support
  • Students transferring from within the US will need to fill out the Transfer-In Form
  • All necessary documents, including academic records, and proof of English language proficiency, must be received before an admission decision can be made.

International students must also provide financial evidence of support in order to obtain an I-20.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    27144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13572 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    26496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13248 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    10602 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5301 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bowling Green

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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