BA - Journalism

California State University, Long Beach
United States
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
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Entry Requirements

All undergraduate applicants whose native language is not English and who have not attended schools at the secondary level or above for at least three years full time where English is the principal language of instruction must present a minimum score (Paper: 500, iBT: 61) unless the applicant:

  • has proof of at least three years attendance at a secondary level educational institution in a country where English was the principal language of instruction.* CSULB interprets "where English was the principal language of instruction" to mean that a school is located in a country where English is the native language (the daily medium of communication of the majority of residents is English), and that the students receive academic instruction in all subjects (except foreign language courses) at all levels of education in English, or
  • completed at least 60 transferable units from accredited U.S. community colleges and/or universities and earned a grade of A, B, or C in English 100 or its equivalent*, or
  • successfully completed Level 4 of CSULB's American Language Institute's Intensive English Language Program.*
  • presents a minimum score of 6.0 or higher on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • presents a minimum score of 43 on the Pearson Test of English.
  • presents a minimum score of Pre-1 on the EIkEN Test.


  • English for Media Writers
  • Social Media Communication
  • Mass Media and Society
  • News Writing and Ethics
  • Understanding New Media
  • Multimedia Storytelling
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Photojournalism
  • Media Design
  • Writing for the Daily 49er
  • News Reporting and Ethics
  • Global News Media
  • Literary Journalism
  • Freelance and Feature Writing
  • Sports Journalism
  • Broadcast News Writing and Reporting
  • Editing for Print and Online
  • Advanced Multimedia Journalism
  • Culture and Politics of the Internet
  • Written Communication for Public Relations
  • Strategic Communication for Public Relations
  • Advanced Photojournalism
  • Radio News Production
  • Advanced Media Design
  • Theories of Mass Communication
  • Gender, Class and Ethnicity in the Media
  • Journalism: Past, Present and Future
  • In-Depth Reporting for the Daily 49er
  • Senior Media Production
  • Communication Law and Policy
  • Mass Media Ethics
  • Trends in Online Media
  • The Digital Public Relations Toolbox
  • Public Relations Management and Campaigns
  • Public Relations Case Studies
  • Magazine Writing and Editing
  • Television News Production and Performance
  • Public Relations Agency
  • Selected Topics in Mass Communication
  • Enterprise Reporting in Diverse Communities
  • Research Methods
  • Internship
  • Special Projects

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