Journalism and Mass Communication | Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism and Mass Communication (BA)
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The BA in journalism and mass communication at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, one of the best journalism schools in the country, is a highly professional, hands-on degree program that prepares students for careers in media.

Undergraduate students at the journalism school learn the values and principles that have long formed the core of the journalism profession, and they master the highly specialized, practical skills needed to succeed in today's digital world and start a career in journalism or mass communication.

High-performing students can apply to the school's accelerated bachelor's degree and master's degree program, which allows for the completion of both degrees in five years. They can also become part of ASU's Barrett, The Honors College.

Degree offered

Journalism and Mass Communication (BA)
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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career outlook

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication graduates work for:

  • corporate and business communication divisions
  • digital media content providers
  • international news and information outlets
  • magazines
  • network news
  • national and local newspapers, radio and television stations
  • public relations firms
  • social media and online content creators

Positions include:

  • editors
  • coders
  • documentarians
  • social media and online content creators
  • data visualization experts
  • media managers
  • photojournalists
  • producers
  • reporters
  • writers
  • video journalists

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Multimedia Artists and Animators6%$63,630
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary9.7%$62,550
Copy Writers2.3%$58,850
Film and Video Editors 17.6%$57,210
Graphic Designers1.4%$45,900
Green Marketers 4.7%$96,720
Advertising and Promotions Managers4.7%$96,720
Radio and Television Announcers-14.3%$29,790
Broadcast News Analysts-12.6%$61,450
Reporters and Correspondents -8.5%$36,000
Media and Communication Workers, All Other10.3%$45,860
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers7.1%$101,510
Public Relations Specialists 6.2%$55,680
Social and Community Service Managers9.5%$62,740

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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