Mass Communication and Media Studies (BA)

The online BA in mass communication and media studies degree gives students a deep and nuanced understanding of the growing importance, power, influence and changing nature of media in the world. The program explores global mass communication issues from all dimensions: societal, cultural, historical, political, economic, technological and legal. The degree is built upon courses that are part of the Cronkite School's minor in media analysis.

Degree Offered

Mass Communication and Media Studies (BA)
Journalism & Mass Communication, Walter Cronkite School of


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Career Outlook

A sophisticated understanding of mass communication is a critical asset for careers in business, government, community and the nonprofit sectors. Graduates of the program will have career opportunities with professional organizations, educational institutions, writing firms, publishing companies, political parties and candidates, government officials and others. Graduates of the bachelor's in mass communication and media studies program also will be prepared to pursue graduate studies in fields such as law, medicine, the arts, education and journalism.