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Media and Communication, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Salem, IL, United States
The bachelor of science in Media and Communication at Salem State University combines theory and practice, professional standards and hands-on experience to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for professional roles in the digital age. 
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Overview

Intensive courses in writing, editing, media production, research, and digital design prepare students to work in a variety of communications fields.

Many students earn internship credit at public relations agencies, advertising firms, television studios, and newspapers. On-campus opportunities include writing for The Log, the student newspaper; participating in the Public Relations Student Society of America; working with the American Advertising Federation; engaging in experiential learning opportunities in the classroom; and our experiencing real-world concept application through our Media and Communication program.

Our Mission

Salem State University's mission is to provide a high quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development.

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 include:

  • Introduction to Communications
  • Writing for Media
  • Computer Production in Communications
  • Mass Media and Society
  • Technology for Communications
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Studio Production I
  • Video Field Production
  • Communications: Problems of Law and Ethics in Media
  • Editing
  • Communication Theory
  • Communications in the Global Village
  • Principles of Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Print Copywriting
  • Sports Writing
  • Writing for Corporations
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Fundamentals of News Writing
  • News Reporting and Writing
  • Studio Production II

For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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:

    550

    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

  • Complete the online application
  • Send us your transcripts
  • Submit your standardized test scores
  • Submit Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11675 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11675 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Salem

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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