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Science Communication, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Spearfish, SD, United States
The brand-new Science Communication Emphasis at BHSU merges science knowledge with mass media skills. From a unique combination of courses, students learn to effectively communicate scientific information to the general public.
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Overview

With this degree, students will be able to pursue careers related to science in public relations, communication consulting, journalism, science outreach, and science policy.

The Science Communications Program at BHSU offers you:

  • Opportunities to work with science-based organizations throughout the Black Hills.
  • Skills in a field with a growing need
  • Opportunities for jobs and internships with the Sanford Underground Research Facility
  • Outstanding faculty in both the communications and science departments.

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 Communication
  • Graphic Communication
  • Basic Photography
  • Video Production
  • Web Design
  • Media Law
  • Science Writing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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).

General Requirements

Complete the following high school courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of math (algebra or higher level)
  • 3 years of laboratory science
  • 3 years of social science
  • 1 year of fine arts

Students must meet one of the following admissions requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.6
  • Minimum composite ACT of 18 (SAT score of 870 or above)
  • Rank in the top 60% of high school class

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8733 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8733 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8733 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8733 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spearfish

  • 1144 - 1990 USD/month
    Living Costs

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