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Mass Communication and Media Studies, BA

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The online program for the BA in mass communication and media studies gives students a deep and nuanced understanding of the growing importance, power and influence of media around the world. The program explores global mass communication issues from all dimensions: societal, cultural, historical, political, economic, technological and legal.

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Mass Communication and Media Studies, BA

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application requirements

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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 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 degree in mass communication and media studies are prepared to pursue graduate studies in fields such as law, medicine, the arts, education and journalism.

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
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary9.7%$62,550
Copy Writers2.3%$58,850
Green Marketers 4.7%$96,720
Media and Communication Workers, All Other10.3%$45,860

* 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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What are ASU's Online Programs?

ASU Online offers programs like Mass Communication and Media Studies in an entirely online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year.

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