What will I learn?

Communication and Media is a program in writing, web design, video and audio production, and human communication. Communication specialists work in business, industry, government, journalism, and in technological, scientific, humanistic, and artistic communities.

Program Objectives

The overall objective of the Communication and Media program is to guide students through the critical steps of developing media literacy and enriched, practical understandings of multimodal communication—enabling them to cultivate expression, to portray narratives and arguments, to conduct and reflect research using contemporary tools.

We expect that, as a student and/or graduate of the Communication and Media B.S. program, you will exhibit the following: Professionalism: Students will sharpen professional skills used by top communicators in every professional field; Academic Excellence: Our students work on sharpening their academic knowledge in a variety of communication fields, such as with videography, and sound—applying research, planning, writing, editing, and producing works through each of these media; Commitment to Growth and Development: Our students are passionate about gaining communications skills across a range of contemporary media, qualifying them for positions anywhere in the marketplace.

Learning Outcomes

The program provides skills that enable students to communicate effectively using all types of verbal and visual techniques in the contemporary media environment that is prominent both within the fields of the Arts and Humanities and within the culture at large. While students will learn a wide range of skills and knowledge, we specifically aim for our students to meet the following learning outcomes: Students will demonstrate the practical use of the processes and tools of communication media (i.e., hardware, software, and networks); Students will demonstrate the ability to use empirical research methods; Students can explain conceptual perspectives on communication media (i.e., being able to see a wider historical and social context), including ethical dimensions; Students will be able to apply critical frameworks (including identifying and resolving communication design problems); Students will demonstrate the skills needed to write and edit verbally and visually (including graphics); Students will demonstrate the ability to design documents of all types (written and digital media) within constraints and with regard to economic, environmental, social, political, and ethical concerns.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Liberal Arts

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$30,160.00 per year
This fees is for 2020 and subject to change for the academic year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 September 2020, 19 January 2021

Venue

College of Science and Liberal Arts

Cullimore Hall, Room 207,

University Heights,

NEWARK,

New Jersey,

07102, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school graduates who have not previously attended college may apply for admission as freshmen.

For international students

We consider your entire academic high school record, especially your grades in math, science and English. We also take into account trends in your performance, for example, if your grades have improved from freshman to senior year.

Students in the top 25 percent of their class meet our class rank requirements. If your school does not use a ranking system, we consider a 3.0 GPA to be equivalent.

English Language Requirement: Students whose native language is not English are required to submit their results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language System (IELTS) and may also be required to take courses in English as a Second Language. The minimum TOEFL score is 550 on the paper-based exam, 213 on the computer-based exam, or 79 on the internet-based exam. The minimum IELTS score is 6.0.

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About this uni

As an industry leader, the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) prepares students for careers in the ever-changing technological market.

  • No.1 university in USA for upward mobility
  • State-of-the-art facilities and leading industry connections
  • Lively campus just 20 minutes from Manhattan, New York
  • 11,400 students from over 70 different countries enrolled