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Mass Communications, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

This bachelor's degree program balances a broad knowledge of the liberal arts and natural sciences with the professional and theoretical preparation needed by today's media professionals. Internships are necessary to complete the student's professional training, along with experience with four campus media:

  • The Voice, the nationally-recognized weekly student newspaper
  • BUTV, student-produced television programming
  • BUNow, Bloomsburg University's student-run, online news portal
  • WBUQ-FM, student-managed radio station with call-in and music programs

Other opportunities are available through active chapters of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), and the National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho (NBS-AERho).

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Intro to Mass Communications
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Research Methods in Mass Communication
  • Capstone
  • Emergent Media in Mass Communications
  • Newswriting
  • PR Theory & Practice
  • Video Production I

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    65

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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 an Undergraduate Application
  • Complete International Undergraduate Application, which allows you to apply as an international student. An application fee of $60 is required for international applicants.
  • Submit These Additional Documents:
  • An Official English Language Test (TOEFL or IELTS) This is required for all students whose native language is not English.
  • Official Transcripts: Official transcripts from a high school or other secondary school in English are required
  • Foreign Student Financial Statement:All international undergraduate students are required to submit a Certified Bank Statement in English and converted to US Dollars verifying they have a minimum of $32,696 US

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18730 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9365 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18730 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9365 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7492 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3746 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bloomsburg

  • 1000 - 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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