Online Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication & Media Studies
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The Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, one of the nation’s premier journalism schools, 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. As a student in the Mass Communication and Media Studies program, you will examine a variety of media and communication subjects including History of Mass Communication, Social Media, and Political Communication.
With courses 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, this program is designed to give you a deep and nuanced understanding of the growing importance, power, influence and changing nature of media in the world. Program courses include: Media Issues in American Pop Culture, Race, Gender, and Media, and Visual Communication.
- For over 15 years, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication has earned the best record (96 awards) in the Society of Professional Journalists' national "Mark of Excellence" competition.
- Cronkite reigns first in the nation for record-breaking Hearst Journalism Awards (the Pulitzer Prizes of college journalism).
- Cronkite has the best record of any journalism school for the international Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for reporting on social justice issues.
- Based on student work around video journalism, Cronkite won the very first Edward R. Murrow Award.
- Cronkite has earned more awards of any school in the nation from the Broadcast Education Association's Festival of Media Arts.
- Recognized a top leading journalism school in the country by New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the American Journalism Review and The Times of London.
The Cronkite School attracts award-winning professional journalists and world-class media scholars from the country:
- Former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr.
- Former BET Vice President Retha Hill, digital media leader Dan Gillmor
- Former Sacramento Bee Executive Editor Rick Rodriguez
- Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and editor Jacquee Petchel
- Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Steve Doig
- Former Denver Post News Director Kevin Dale
- Former Knight Foundation journalism innovator Eric Newton
Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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