Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Spring 2021 Priority Deadline: November 9, 2020
  • Spring 2021 Regular Deadline: December 1, 2020

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

  • Spring 2021 Priority Deadline: November 9, 2020
  • Spring 2021 Regular Deadline: December 1, 2020
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Student/Alumni Profiles

Shanntell Hamilton

BA in Communication and Media

"At the time, I was looking for an online university that caters to my busy schedule; being that CUNY SPS is also a CUNY school and supportive of my personal needs, this was perfect for me."

Cryspin Goytia

BA in Communication and Culture (now BA in Communication and Media) 2009

"I needed a program that would really invest in the student and not just in their money. I wanted a school that understood that life happens, with advisors that could address these things for their students."

Vincent Oliver

BA in Communication and Culture (now BA in Communication and Media) 2010

"CUNY SPS offered the very type of study program through which I was able to redirect my academic focus with marked independence and self-motivated study, and did so without compromising work or other activities with which I was involved."

Crystal Abisdid

BA in Communications and Media 2014

The BA in Communications and Media degree from CUNY SPS has opened many doors for my career and professional fulfillment. My CUNY SPS degree has led to interviews and job offers. It has created professional opportunities and enabled me to meet many successful business people. Importantly, many of the courses I completed gave me the confidence to assert myself, take a leadership role, and be creative in my profession.

Recent News About Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media

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August 20, 2020

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Elizabeth Alsop, assistant professor and academic director of communication and media and liberal studies at CUNY SPS, explores the representations of solidarity in recent television programming in an essay published in Film Quarterly.

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August 10, 2020

Spectrum News

Spectrum News in Wisconsin's Racine County reports that Alexandra Laxmi Iyer, who received a BA in Communication and Media from CUNY SPS in 2017, is helping local families in need by providing them with free homemade masks.
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