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What will I learn?

The AS Mass Communication degree is designed for student planning to transfer to a 4-year Kansas institution to complete a BS Mass Communication-related degree. Emphasis is on General Education coursework including Fundamental Mass Communication classes.

There are four student media outlets including a magazine, radio station, newspaper, and television station for students to engage in at Butler. You also get to create stories, photo spreads and audio and video clips exclusively for a web audience. Butler's unique Sports Media program combines all of these electronic and print mediums; you can help others cover over 300 events every year. You moderate coaches shows on Butler Television, broadcast home and away games on Butler Radio and create stories and photo features for The Lantern and The Grizzly.

Which department am I in?

Division of Fine Arts and Communication

Study options

Full Time (61-66 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$5,328.00 per year
USD $222 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Butler Community College

El Dorado Campus,

901 South Haverhill Road,

EL DORADO,

Kansas,

67042, United States

Full Time (61-66 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$5,328.00 per year
USD $222 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected November 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Andover Campus

715 E. 13th Street,

ANDOVER,

Kansas,

67002, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International students must have graduated from the equivalent of a U.S. high school (12 years of education).

For international students

International students must have graduated from the equivalent of a U.S. high school (12 years of education). If English is not an official language of your country or your English grade is below a “C” average, you will need to submit a document to meet our English proficiency requirement. This can be done through one of the following:

  • A minimum TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language score of 500 or above on the written test, 173 on the computer-based test, or 61 on the internet test is required. The TOEFL institutional code for Butler is 6191.
  • Completion of the Advanced II level or higher at Wichita State University’s Intensive English Language Center. Students must have grades of C or better in all classes.
  • Academic credit of 12 hours or more from a U.S college or university or one year from a U.S. high school with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
  • The IELTS International English Language Testing System test is also acceptable as an alternative to TOEFL. An overall score of 5.0 is required for admission.
  • A minimum Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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