Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Fall 2024 Priority Deadline: April 1, 2024
  • Fall 2024 Regular Deadline: June 17, 2024
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The BA in Communication and Media online degree program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on critical issues related to communications, with special emphasis on new and traditional media. Students examine how social and organizational cultures influence how people communicate, envision ethical principles, empower and motivate actions, resolve conflict, and interact with others through the scope of mass media.

Students in the program:

  • Develop communication strategies that are responsive to cultural and audience differences and the requirements of new media.
  • Understand the global reach of communication and media and how they serve as powerful links between and among the world’s cultures.
  • Explore ethical issues of journalism, advertising, and public relations.
  • Examine web design, information architecture, page layouts, and user research.

Communication and Media Blog

The blog provides the students, faculty, and alumni of the program with a platform for communicating, networking, and sharing information and resources.

Career Prospects

The BA in Communication and Media program prepares graduates for careers in advertising, public relations, broadcasting, journalism, digital media, management, and international organizations. The degree also provides a strong foundation for graduate training in a wide variety of professional specializations.

Careers in Communication and Media - Film Publicist Rachel Allen


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Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between CUNY School of Professional Studies, (CUNY SPS) and two-year colleges and universities, allowing students to transfer the maximum number of credits with ease to our BA in Communication and Media program from institutions with which we have an established transfer process in place.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess at least 24 transferrable credits from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants need to demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and math.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2024 Priority Deadline: April 1, 2024
  • Fall 2024 Regular Deadline: June 17, 2024
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Student/Alumni Profiles

Jasmin Kearse

BA in Communication and Media 2022

"Earning my degree at CUNY SPS has given me the tools to run my own business. During my time at the School, I took the bold step to start my health and wellness business."

Jekannia Ramos

BA in Communication and Media 2020

"My education from CUNY SPS allowed me to quickly grow at my current job. I was given new tasks and was able to take the lead in certain projects. The highlight was leading the communications training for our team and winning the HEART award for my work."

Lisa Sheridan

BA in Communication and Media 2020

"Thanks to the School blog and The Kiosk, I have a writer’s portfolio of published work that enhances my value to content makers in the communications industry.”

Milan Fredricks

BA in Communication and Media 2020

"The skills I gained and strengthened at CUNY SPS prepared me for graduate school. I felt ready to take on this next step because of what I already received.”

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