15 Nov 2018
With a focus on communication theory, research and application, this program will prepare students for a variety of careers that include health communication specialist, risk manager, director of communication and public affairs, communication project specialist, security specialist, director of external affairs, health communication training and development officer and safety training and development officer to name but a few. Employment projections indicate a 24 percent growth in demand over the next five years (www.bls.gov).What you will experience in Ashland University’s Health and Risk Communication Program?
You will acquire the theory and skills that are in high demand by both governmental and private agencies and organizations.
You will engage in research with faculty who are certified in risk communication and actively consult government and private sector organizations on risk and crisis communication.
You will develop a most impressive portfolio consisting of state, regional and national conference presentations, scholarly research and publication that will be applicable to a variety of health, risk and crisis situations and organizations.
You will study with faculty who regularly publish scholarly articles and books and are considered leaders in their field.
You will have the opportunity to participate in internships with a variety of health and safety organizations throughout the state of Ohio which is known for its quality health and safety organizations.
You will be graduating from the only undergraduate program of its kind in the country with the unique skills that are in high demand in a variety of organizations both public and private.
- Foundation of Health Communication or Human Communication
- English Composition
- Communication Theory or Research
- Elementary Statistics
- Research Methods in Communication
- Medical Ethics
- Global Challenges in Public Health
English Language Requirements
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:67
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:517
The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:6
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS