Online Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication & Media Studies
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, ethical, technological and legal.
Next start date: 10/12/2020
Total classes: 41
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Why earn a mass communication degree?
A sophisticated understanding of mass communication and how it influences our lives is a critical asset for careers in media, business, government, community and non-profit sector. As a student in the mass communication and media studies degree program, you’ll examine a variety of media and communication subjects, such as the history of mass communication, social media and political communication. Exploratory and flexible, the program is anchored by a single required course (Media and Society). Students pursue their academic path by following their interests in media topics.
With courses taught by the Cronkite School’s top-tier faculty, including Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Steven Doig, strategic communications researcher Dr. Dawn Gilpin 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.
Study at our award-winning journalism school
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is a leading journalism school in the U.S. For more than 15 years, its students have won more awards in the Society of Professional Journalists national “Mark of Excellence” competition than any other university. Student reporting projects on social justice issues have won five Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards – the most of any journalism school in the country. The Cronkite School regularly ranks in the top five journalism schools in the country for broadcasting, photojournalism and strategic communications awards.
Cronkite has earned the best record (96 awards) in the Society of Professional Journalists' national "Mark of Excellence" competition.