BSc Mass Communication

BSc Mass Communication

ABOUT bsc mass communication program
"Learn to craft your media narrative and how to shape society with every story."
Our BSc Mass Communication program at FBIU delivers an engaging and comprehensive educational journey, designed to cultivate future media professionals. Rooted in both theory and practice, the curriculum covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, including journalism, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, and new media. Students gain a solid understanding of the interconnectedness of mass media industries and their significant role in shaping society. Furthermore, with the guidance of experienced educators and access to state-of-the-art facilities, they develop the critical thinking, technical skills, and ethical grounding necessary to excel in today's dynamic and diverse media landscape.

Course Structure

Program run for four (4) academic years for UTME candidates and three (3) years for Direct Entry candidates.

4 Years Program

Intakes: From June
Year 1 - 100 Level

African Communication Systems
Introduction to Mass Communication
History of Nigerian Mass Media
Introduction to English language
Introduction to Computer & Application
English & Communications
Introduction to French Language I
American Communication Systems
Introduction to Public Relations
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Writing for the Mass Media
History and Philosophy of Science
Use of Library, Study Skills & ICT
Introduction to French Language II


Year 2 - 200 Level

Theories of Mass Communication
Media and Society
Media Law and Ethics
Elements of Photo Journalism
Investigative Reporting
Elements of Statistics
Philosophy, Logic & Human Existence
French Language I
News Reporting and Writing
Public Relations
Editing & Graphic Communication
Practice of Photo Journalism
Educational Broadcasting
Elements of Advertising
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 3 - 300 Level

Newspaper Production
Critical Writing and Report
Mass Com and National Dev.
Media Law and Ethics II
Mass Media in Nigeria
Media Management
Peace and Conflict Resolution
French Language II
Editing and Graphic Communication
News Reporting and Writing
Editorial Writing
Practice of Advertising
Int’l Public Relations
Research Method in Mass Com I
Venture Creation

Year 4 - 400 Level

Practice Of Public Relations
Elements Of Broadcasting
Research Method in Mass Com II
Integrated Marketing Communication
Media Law and Ethics III
French Language III
Advertising in Nigeria
Development Communication
Online Journalism
Media and Gender
Advanced Communication Theories
Research Project

Entry Requirements

Entry into 100 Level
Candidate must
- pass Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with minimum required points in Any three Subjects from Arts or Social Science subjects and Use of English.
- pass FBIU Screening/Post UTME.
- have Credit level in 5 subjects (English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics), the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) or together with an appropriate pass in the Joint Admission & Matriculation Board (JAMB) Examination, at not more than two (2) sittings.
200 Level Direct Entry

Candidates with pass in the General Certificate of Education (GCE) at advanced level in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Zoology) and also with a minimum of 5 credits in the following subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Mathematics at ‘O’ level: in addition to satisfying the minimum entry requirements through JAMB, or graduates with at least a second class honours degree (22) in related disciplines, but must also have a minimum of 5 credits in the subjects stipulated at ‘O’ level. Holders of Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Certificate who must also have a minimum of 5 credits in the subjects stipulated at O’ level are eligible. Holders of Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) certificate with biology, chemistry physics subjects combination with at least 12 points, and also have minimum of 5 credits in the subjects listed above.

Transfer to the program (Intra/Inter University)

This is applicable for candidates that satisfy entry level and direct entry level above and other regulations of the University as reviewed from time to time.