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Bachelor of Communication

Provides professional training for adult learners to pursue a career in communication industries.

Bachelor of Communication


Overview

Bachelor of Communication (BCOMN) covers theoretical knowledge and practical skills in Communication Industries, such as Journalism, Editing, Public Relations, Business Communication, Advertising, Entertainment, Media Relations, Media Research, Copy Writing, Media Management, etc.

BCOMN provides professional training for adult learners to pursue a career in communication industries.

BCOMN enhances knowledge and skills in communication and media for those who are already in the profession.

You may pursue Communication as a single subject or in combination with a Minor.

Refer to Minor Courses for more details.

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programme.

In addition to the standard admission criteria for all Singapore University of Social Sciences undergraduate programmes, applicants need to meet the following requirements for Translation minor:

Students with local qualifications who wish to opt for the Minor in Translation should meet the Chinese language proficiency requirements as follows:

  • A pass in GCE ‘A’ Level H2 Translation, or
  • A pass in GCE 'A' Level Higher Chinese or Chinese Language, or
  • At least a Grade D in H1 Level Chinese Language, or
  • A pass in H2 Level Chinese Language, or
  • At least a Grade B4 in GCE 'AO' Level Chinese Language, or
  • At least a Grade B4 in GCE 'O' Level Higher Chinese, or
  • At least a Grade A2 in GCE 'O' Level Chinese (including CL2, and/or CL), or
  • A pass in Higher Level Chinese or at least a Grade 4 in Standard Level Chinese (for IB Diploma holders)

Financial Assistance

There are also various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

Bachelor of Communication
Students are required to complete a total of 130 credit units (cu) to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 50 cu of Communication and Research core courses;
  • 50 cu of Communication electives;
  • 10 cu of Social Science core courses;
  • 10 cu of General electives; and
  • 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

Bachelor of Communication with Minor
Students pursuing the basic Major-Minor programmes are required to complete 130 credit units (cu) to graduate with a basic degree, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 20 cu of Communication courses;
  • 40 cu of Communication electives;
  • 40 cu of Minor courses;
  • 10 cu of Social Science core courses;
  • 10 cu of General electives; and
  • 10 cu of SUSS core courses.
  • Working adults who are already employed in the related fields but who are looking to add value to their existing knowledge and skills by formalising their expertise which will, in turn, create career advancement opportunities for them.
  • Those in general administrative positions who are looking to acquire new and more specific knowledge and skills in all industries which will, again, create career advancement opportunities for them.
A Communication degree provides diverse opportunities in many fields. The courses in the Communication programme will appeal to those interested in careers in public relations, corporate communications, radio and television broadcasting, TV and print journalism, arts management, media management, and even hospitality and tourism. The skills developed here will also make graduates well suited to careers in advertising, publishing, and teaching.
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