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Journalism, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Wayne, NE, United States
A degree in journalism can lead to many different routes – newspapers, magazines, online news, television, radio – even marketing and public relations.
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Writer, photographer, investigator, critic – a journalist wears many different hats. The exciting field of journalism is always changing, but the fundamentals behind a journalist’s work remain the same. These include quality writing, ethical decision-making, honesty, hard work, and most importantly, the desire to tell the truth. You’ll learn all of these and more in the journalism program at Wayne State. You’ll learn what makes a good story, how to lay out a newspaper, law, and ethics – and don’t forget the element of photography. What’s more, you’ll get to practice your communication skills at Wayne State’s own student-run newspaper, The Wayne Stater. 

The programme

Through mass communication, speech communication, and theater arts, we teach various methods of distributing a message, and we provide hands-on learning opportunities to make it happen. Our faculty are dedicated to developing your critical thinking and problem-solving skills through journalism and public relations classes, media training, and theater productions. Our electronic media workshops and modern broadcast facilities will give you abundant firsthand experience in a wide range of multimedia content throughout your college career. And if you want to take the stage to act, direct, or build sets, Wayne State College offers numerous opportunities in the performing arts each year – just bring your talent and passion, and we’ll find a spot for you.

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:

  • Composition Skills 
  • World History 
  • Principles of Human Communication 
  • News Writing 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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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    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

  • To be admitted to Wayne State, you must graduate from an accredited high school.

For this reason, we strongly recommend the following high school curriculum. 

  • English/Language Arts 4 units (years)
  • Mathematics (including Algebra) 3 units (years) 
  • Social Studies/History 3 units (years) 
  • Sciences 3 units (years) 
  • A final high school transcript documenting official graduation date from that high school must be submitted . 
  • All freshman applicants under the age of 21 are expected to submit test scores from either the American College Testing Program (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The ACT is preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    354 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 354 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    265 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 265 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    177 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 177 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wayne

  • 966 - 1490 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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