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The online Bachelor of Arts in mass communication and media studies includes a 30-credit core designed to give students a deep and nuanced understanding of the growing importance, power, influence and changing nature of media in the world.
The program explores global mass communication issues from all dimensions: societal, cultural, historical, political, economic, technological and legal. A sophisticated understanding of mass communication is a critical asset for careers in business, government, community and the non-profit sectors.
Students will examine a variety of media and communication subjects including History of Mass Communication, Social Media, Political Communication and Media Issues in American Pop Culture. The courses are taught by the Cronkite School’s top-tier faculty, including Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Steven Doig, media literacy advocate and researcher Dr. Mary-Lou Galician, and new media pioneer Dan Gillmor.
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is one of the nation’s premier journalism schools. With “The Most Trusted Man in America” as its namesake since 1984, the institution grounds students in the time-honored media values espoused by its namesake, Walter Cronkite. It has been recognized as a leader and innovator among mass communication educators nationwide by entities including The New York Times, The Times of London, American Journalism Review, multiple journalism foundations and the Federal Communications Commission.
The cost of this program is $480 per credit hour, with no additional program fees.
Available minors can be found on our undergraduate minors page.