Why a communications degree?

The UF Online Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication Media & Society prepares students who want a strong foundation in communication skills and are interested in studying media (both traditional and digital media) and their effect on society.

This online communications degree is ideal for students who want strong communication and analytical skills to prepare them for law school or graduate study or who aspire to careers in areas such as sports, health, environment, politics, international communication or the corporate world. Students enrolling in this major may not necessarily aspire to a career focused on print or broadcast journalism, advertising or public relations.

The Department of Telecommunication at the University of Florida is one of the country’s premiere programs in electronic mass media. In almost anyone’s listing of best radio-TV programs, you will find our department listed at or near the top. We are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). Of more than 400 radio-TV programs in the United States, only about 80 are accredited. Accreditation means that we have been measured against a rigorous national standard and judged to be among the best. It also means that you will get an excellent education in electronic mass media at the University of Florida.

Degree Details
College Journalism and Communications
Degree TypeBachelor of Science in Telecommunication
Diploma TitleBachelor of Science in Telecommunication
Transcript TitleBachelor of Science in Telecommunication
Major Telecommunication
What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?

The College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) is a limited admissions college. All transfer applicants will be considered on a capacity-available basis. A grade point average of 2.5 (on all work attempted) and 60 hours of acceptable credit are required for admission at the junior year. Students should have completed the university’s general education requirement. Completion of an associate of arts degree from a Florida state/community college is highly recommended but is not required.

The following five courses are required for transfer students to be admitted:

  • ENC1102 – Argument and Persuasion
  • AMH2020 – American History since 1877
  • POS2041 – American Federal Government (PSY2012 General Psychology is accepted in lieu of POS2041)
  • STA2023 – Introduction to Statistics I
  • ECO2013 – Principles of Macroeconomics

You should have an overall 2.5 GPA and a 2.5 cumulative GPA for the courses listed above.

We strongly encourage prospective transfer students to contact a CJC adviser regarding these required prerequisite courses. You can reach an adviser at advising@jou.ufl.edu or by calling (352) 392-1124.

Tuition & Fees

Invest in yourself and your future by earning a degree at UF. The university ranks third in both Kiplinger’s “Best Values in Public Colleges” (2013) and on the Fiske Guide to Colleges list of “Best Buys Among Publics (2014).

$12918

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$111.92

Fees*:
$17.26


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour.

$55262

total per credit hour
(tuition + fees)

Tuition per Credit Hour:
$500.00

Fees*:
$52.62


Consult the Cost of Attendance table on the Student Financial Affairs website for the estimated total cost for a full-time student. Note: This is a special reduced tuition rate for UF Online undergraduate programs. Standard UF tuition rates will differ.

* Fees consist of a $5.25 Financial Aid fee, a $5.25 Technology fee and a $6.76 Capital Improvement fee per credit hour. Non-Florida residents also pay an additional $35.36 Non-FL Resident Financial Aid fee per credit hour.

The non-Florida resident tuition is market based and program specific.

The University of Florida ranks among the top 15 of the nation's best public universities.

"Top Colleges 2014: Public Colleges," Forbes, 2014