Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Fall 2021 Priority Deadline: April 5, 2021
  • Fall 2021 Regular Deadline: June 21, 2021

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 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 2021 Priority Deadline: April 5, 2021
  • Fall 2021 Regular Deadline: June 21, 2021
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Student/Alumni Profiles

Neeroopa (Susan) Surendranath

BA in Communication and Culture 2008

"Because I had a bachelor’s degree from CUNY SPS, I was able to apply to an accelerated nursing program and complete my degree in 15 months.”

Alyse Zwick

BA in Communication and Culture 2012

"CUNY SPS gave me the opportunity to communicate information effectively, [which] is imperative to my job in television as viewers are watching to receive the information I present.”

Yesbelt Fernandez

BA in Communication and Media

"Getting a foundation in developing a communication strategy with different audiences is something I want to explore."

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."

Recent News About Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media

Women's History Month

CUNY SPS Salutes Women’s History Month 2021 with Events and Personal Reflections

March 01, 2021

CUNY SPS is proud to honor Women’s History Month 2021 with several events and personal reflections from our students and alumnae.

The Television Will Not Be Summarized

January 22, 2021

[in]Transition

Dr. Elizabeth Alsop, academic director of communication and media and liberal studies at CUNY SPS, has published the video essay "The Television Will Not Be Summarized" in the latest issue of [in]Transition, a peer-reviewed journal of videographic criticism. Her video explores "excessive" style in contemporary TV, in shows including Twin Peaks: The Return, The Leftovers, The Knick, Hannibal, and Enlightened.

All Together Now

August 20, 2020

Film Quarterly

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.

Michigan Woman Helping Wisconsin Families With Free Masks

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.