Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media

Format: Online

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.

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.

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.

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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

Applications for Spring 2018 are due by December 4, 2017

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Recent News About Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media

US News & World Report Badge 2017 for Best Online Bachelor's Degrees.

CUNY School of Professional Studies Ranks in Top 8% of U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs

January 20, 2017

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is proud to announce that it has been ranked in the nation’s top 8% of U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 list of Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs.  Of the institutions listed, CUNY SPS ranks 2nd in New York State and 1st in New York City.

Headshot of CUNY SPS alumnus Steven Dupre. Description: Man with suit and tie

Interview with Steven Dupré, BA in Communication and Media Alumnus

May 24, 2017

Steven Dupré, BA in Communication and Media Alumnus, talks about the most defining aspects of being a CUNY SPS student and how his degree influenced his career.
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Lisa Sheridan, BA in Communication and Media Student, Shares Her Story

May 17, 2017

We interviewed Lisa Sheridan, BA in Communication and Media student, to learn about her motivation for returning to school to complete her bachelor's degree, her experience in the program, and what her future looks like upon graduation.