International Year One in Communication

Introduction

Overview

International Year One in Communication will prepare students to enter their next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Hofstra University.

Key information

  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.

Fast facts

Class duration

12-16 hours per week

Award

This leads to a bachelor's program at Hofstra University.

Why Hofstra University?

  • Hofstra University places an emphasis on undergraduate and graduate research, out-of-classroom learning experiences, and one-on-one personal attention with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • INTO Hofstra's Pathway programs are ideal for international students who need additional English language and academic preparation before continuing to a degree program at a US university.
  • Faculty, many of whom are industry-leading professionals, are dedicated to the education and passions of students.
  • 73% of students completed an internship before graduating (Class of 2017-2018)
Start Dates January
Program length 2 Semesters

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.5. High school diploma.

English language entry requirements

2 Semesters: IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 60, TOEFL Essentials 6.5, Duolingo 90, IELA 162, Password 6, or Completion of AE Level 4.

Dates & fees

January 2022 start
(2 Semesters)

Mon 24 January 2022 - Fri 20 May 2022
Mon 23 May 2022 - Fri 26 August 2022

$50,650


Degree program components

124 credit hour program
30 credit hours apply from Pathway
94 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

Course title

Credit hours

ESL 105

Advanced Reading, Writing and Grammar I

3 Credits

ESL 106

Advanced Speaking, Listening and Viewing I

3 Credits

FA 014

Drawing and Perception I

3 Credits

RTVF 001

Foundations of Radio, Television, Film, and New Media

3 Credits

MATH 040

Linear Mathematics and Matrices

3 Credits

Semester 2

Course title

Credit hours

ESL 111

Advanced Reading, Writing and Grammar II

3 Credits

ESL 112

Advanced Speaking, Listening and Viewing II

3 Credits

MASS 001

Mass Media History and Development

3 Credits

CSC 005

Overview of Computer Science

3 Credits

ANTH 004

World Cultures

3 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Audio/Radio Production and Studies-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Film Studies and Production-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Filmmaking-B.F.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Journalism - Sports Media-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Journalism-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Mass Media Studies - Media and Culture-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Mass Media Studies - Media, Law, and Policy-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Mass Media Studies - Urban and Suburban Communication-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Public Relations-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Television Production and Studies-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Writing for the Screen-B.F.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Start Dates August January
Program length 2 Semesters

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

Minimum GPA of 2.5. High school diploma.

English language entry requirements

2 Semesters: IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 60, TOEFL Essentials 6.5, Duolingo 90, IELA 162, Password 6, or Completion of AE Level 4.

Dates & fees

August 2022 start
(2 Semesters)

Mon 29 August 2022 - Mon 19 December 2022
Mon 23 January 2023 - Fri 19 May 2023


January 2023 start
(2 Semesters)

Mon 23 January 2023 - Fri 19 May 2023
Mon 22 May 2023 - Fri 25 August 2023


Degree program components

124 credit hour program
30 credit hours apply from Pathway
94 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

Course title

Credit hours

ESL 105

Advanced Reading, Writing and Grammar I

3 Credits

ESL 106

Advanced Speaking, Listening and Viewing I

3 Credits

FA 014

Drawing and Perception I

3 Credits

RTVF 001

Foundations of Radio, Television, Film, and New Media

3 Credits

MATH 040

Linear Mathematics and Matrices

3 Credits

Semester 2

Course title

Credit hours

ESL 111

Advanced Reading, Writing and Grammar II

3 Credits

ESL 112

Advanced Speaking, Listening and Viewing II

3 Credits

MASS 001

Mass Media History and Development

3 Credits

CSC 005

Overview of Computer Science

3 Credits

ANTH 004

World Cultures

3 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Audio/Radio Production and Studies-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Film Studies and Production-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Filmmaking-B.F.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Journalism - Sports Media-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Journalism-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Mass Media Studies - Media and Culture-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Mass Media Studies - Media, Law, and Policy-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Mass Media Studies - Urban and Suburban Communication-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Public Relations-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Television Production and Studies-B.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Video/Television and Business-B.S.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Video/Television and Film-B.S.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Video/Television-B.S.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades


Writing for the Screen-B.F.A.

Minimum 2.5 GPA, No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades

No grades below C, No I or W/UW grades