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BA in Journalism

Shorelight - Gonzaga University, United States

ba-in-journalism

Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 48,990

Course Accredited By

NWCCU

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Journalism continues to evolve rapidly, as news consumers seek credible accounts of events and issues from multiple sources.
  • The Journalism Program curriculum blends the skills required of media content creators with the principles of ethical journalistic practice. Emphasis is placed on the role of journalism in civic and political participation, and on the social justice awareness rooted in the University mission.
  • Most GU journalism students work for the weekly student newspaper, The Gonzaga Bulletin, for which journalism majors earn credits as well as monetary stipends. Some students also seek professional experience through internships, which often lead to career opportunities at top media organizations following graduation.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • June 2023
  • September 2023
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8
  • 1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms Third Class, D, 45%
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms Third Class, D, 45%
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms Second Class Honours, Lower D/C, 50%

English Requirements  certificate
IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo

  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

UGANDA

  • 1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for
  • International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 65. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 65. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 67.5. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 2.5/4
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 2.5/4
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 2.7/4
  • Uganda Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required. In addition, Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms O-level - D7/A-level – D
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms O-level - D7/A-level – D
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms O-level - C5/A-level - C

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo

  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

TANZANIA

  • 1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 2.5/4
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 2.5/4
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 2.7/4
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45. Pass Class
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 47. Pass Class
  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate
IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo

  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

United Kingdom

  • See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms See IGCSE/GCE
  • 1-29 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirements for high school and post-secondary transcripts. For applicants who have 29 or fewer post-secondary credits and whose credits do not meet the post-secondary requirement, evaluation will be based on their secondary school GPA only; and may be admitted as Accelerator students (ie not eligible for International Direct), provided they meet the relevant admission criteria. 30 post-secondary credits the applicant must meet entry requirement on the post-secondary transcript only.
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45, Third Class
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45, Third Class
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 50, Second Class - Lower Division

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo

  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

GCSE/IGCSE

  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • ID (2 Terms) B
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C: Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C: Other approved test required
  • AAP (2 Terms) C (c)

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (No part below 4.5)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 (No part below 5.0)

TOEFL

  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (No part below 12) MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 MyBest Accepted
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 MyBest Accepted
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (No part below 14) MyBest Accepted

Duolingo

  • EAP (3 Terms) 80
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 105
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 60
  • AAP (2 Terms) 90

INMD 101 Media Literacy
INMD 193 FYS:
INMD 360 Media Law

  • JOUR 110 Journalistic Writing
  • JOUR 190 Directed Study
  • JOUR 210 Civic Journalism
  • JOUR 220 Student Media Writing Lab
  • JOUR 230 Student Media Editing Lab
  • JOUR 270 Photojournalism
  • JOUR 280 Design and Editing
  • JOUR 290 Directed Study
  • JOUR 310 Public Affairs Reporting
  • JOUR 350 History of Journalism
  • JOUR 370 Emerging Media
  • JOUR 374 Documentary History & Analysis
  • JOUR 390 Directed Study
  • JOUR 410 Special Topics
  • JOUR 420 Literary Journalism

JOUR 432 CIS:

  • JOUR 440 Seminar: Media & Democracy
  • JOUR 470 Documentary Filmmaking
  • JOUR 485 Media Ethics
  • JOUR 490 Directed Study-Special Project
  • JOUR 494 Independent Study
  • JOUR 497 Internships
  • JOUR 499 Capstone Project
  • Typical cost for two semesters $63,780
  •  Tuition $48,990 
  • Housing $6,520 
  • Dining $6,270 
  • Other $2,000

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