Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media

Format: Online

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Priority Deadline: November 4, 2019
Regular Deadline: December 2, 2019

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

 

Webinar: Careers in Communication and Media | Sam Ford

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between 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 2020 Regular Deadline: December 2, 2019

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Student/Alumni Profiles

Lisa Sheridan

BA in Communication and Media

"In school, I don’t need to have all the answers. I can give myself permission to ask questions and learn from other people. It has been a very liberating experience."

Terrince Autry

BA in Communication and Media

"As for growth, my knowledge base has expanded greatly as I have been exposed to courses, ideas, and philosophies that I would not have considered before."

Christy King

BA in Communication and Media

"Now, after more than a year of consulting, I’m having a blast, learning more every day, and feeling more confident about working for myself over the long haul."

Steven Dupré

BA in Communication and Media 2014

“As a working professional, finding a degree program that was malleable to an ever-shifting and demanding work schedule was the single most important criteria for me choosing CUNY SPS.”

Recent News About Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media

 Making Conversation in Modernist Fiction

Dr. Elizabeth Alsop Publishes First Book

October 24, 2019

The CUNY School of Professional Studies is proud to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Alsop, assistant professor and academic director of communication and media and liberal studies online degree programs, has published her first book Making Conversation in Modernist Fiction.

 
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Sorority flow: the rhetoric of sisterhood in post-network television

October 16, 2019

Feminist Media Studies

Dr. Elizabeth Alsop, academic director of the BA in Communication and Media and BA in Liberal Studies degree programs, recently published "Sorority flow: the rhetoric of sisterhood in post-network television" for Feminist Media Studies.
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Bradley Gardener Receives First Teaching Excellence Award

June 03, 2019

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is proud to announce that Bradley Gardener has been selected as the first recipient of the CUNY SPS Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. 

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Elizabeth Alsop Published "The Question of James's Speech:Consensual Talk in The Ambassadors"

May 16, 2019

Narrative

Elizabeth Alsop, academic director of the BA in Communication and Media and BA in Liberal Studies programs, published an article titled "The Question of James's Speech: Consensual Talk in The Ambassadors" in the Narrative.