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Media and Communication, Public Relations Concentration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Salem, IL, United States
Through this Media and Communication, Public Relations Concentration offered by Salem State University, public relations students build relationships, resumes and the necessary experience that prepares them to compete in the 21st-century marketplace.
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Overview

The Media and Communication, Public Relations Concentration provides experiential learning environments in which student teams work directly with real-world clients to tackle the greater tasks of engaging consumers, employees, governments and citizens in compelling conversations through an array of multimodal formats.

Public Relations students learn about public relations in an innovative program that combines both traditional and technologically current interactive settings with an enhanced, hands-on, experiential environment in which student teams work directly with real-world clients. Students build relationships, resumes and the experience that prepares them to compete in the 21st century marketplace. Modern PR goes far beyond publicity and persuasion to tackle the greater tasks of engaging consumers, employees, governments and citizens in compelling conversations through an array of traditional print and broadcast media and the explosion of revolutionary social media tools. In addition to required courses, Public Relations students also choose three electives in the major. The Public Relations flow sheet details the core and concentration requirements.

The Bachelor of Science in Communications combines theory and practice, professional standards and hands-on experience to equip students with the background and skills necessary for professional roles in the information age. Intensive courses in writing, editing, research, and digital design prepare students to work in a variety of communications fields. Students learn how to work in print, online and video formats. Many students earn internship credit at public relations agencies, advertising firms, television studios, and newspapers.

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
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Editing
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Advanced Public Relations Writing
  • Practicum in Print and Digital Journalism
  • Internship in Communications

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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