BA in Journalism and Mass Communication in USA

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Journalism and Mass Communication

A BA (Bachelor of Arts) is a popular undergraduate degree that provides the education necessary for many types of careers.  A BA also prepares students for advanced paths of study, such as a master’s or doctorate degree.

A degree in journalism will give you the trades and self-esteem to start your profession as a journalist. A great journalist not solely has specialized and professional skills, but also mental width and curiosity about the world.

Top BA Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication in USA 2019

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B.A. (HONS) – Business Studies (Top-up degree)

University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF
Online Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA New York + 1 more

During this one year ‘top up’ course, you will examine core aspects of business such as business strategy and communication, whilst also getting the chance to conduct a real investigation into a business problem that allows you to apply your business acumen to a real life scenario.

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B.A. (HONS) – Business Studies (Top-up degree) What you will study

During this one year ‘top up’ course, you will examine core aspects of business such as business strategy and communication, whilst also getting the chance to conduct a real investigation into a business problem that allows you to apply your business acumen to a real-life scenario.

Subjects Offered Business Communication Business Research International Business Business Strategy International Culture and Communications Ethics and Sustainability – Theory and Practice Fees

£9,352 UNICAF offers a number of scholarships to eligible students. For more information, please contact a UNICAF student adviser

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Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Susquehanna University
Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 USA Selinsgrove

Teaching solid communication skills is at the heart of all the department's programs, whether you'll be communicating through a news story, press release, website, on television or face-to-face. [+]

Teaching solid communication skills is at the heart of all the department's programs, whether you'll be communicating through a news story, press release, website, on television or face-to-face.

We offer three emphases with seven tracks. Whichever area of communications interests you, we've got you covered.

Majors

Advertising & Marketing Broadcasting Communication Studies Journalism Personal & Organizational CommunicationPublic Relations Sports Media

Application for Admissions Checklist

Completed online application for admissions (There is no application fee). Susquehanna International Application or Common Application or Coalition Application.

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Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Waldorf University
Online Part time September 2019 USA Forest City

Waldorf’s online communications degree will prepare you for many exciting positions within the communications industry by combining a liberal arts education with specific job skills and service to the greater community. [+]

Waldorf’s online communications degree will prepare you for many exciting positions within the communications industry by combining a liberal arts education with specific job skills and service to the greater community. Waldorf will help you improve your proficiency in written and verbal communication, visual literacy and multimedia skills.

Using their professional media experience and research into successful programs from throughout the country, the professors at Waldorf have built a strong program based on several key principles:

Experienced Faculty Members State-of-the-Art Technology Practical Experience Student Capstone

For the Communications program, a Mac computer and the software indicated in the course descriptions are required for student purchase.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Manhattanville College
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2019 USA New York + 1 more

We’ve never had more tools at our disposal to communicate with each other than we do right now. Communicating effectively, though – and being able to command the attention of an audience at a time when everybody is trying to get their own message out there, too – becomes more challenging all the time. You’ll gain those skills at Manhattanville, where our curriculum emphasizes media studies, including media history, theory, criticism, law, ethics, and digital production. And you’ll be just 30 miles from New York City, home to countless print, broadcast, and online media outlets. Manhattanville students routinely put the lessons they learned here to work: Our students have recently interned or have been hired by ABC News, ABC News Radio, CNN America, CNBC, Rolling Stone Magazine, Nickelodeon, The Colbert Report, Sirius XM Radio, The Creative Group, The Creators Project, Seventeen Magazine, Music Choice, and Viacom. [+]

We’ve never had more tools at our disposal to communicate with each other than we do right now. Communicating effectively, though – and being able to command the attention of an audience at a time when everybody is trying to get their own message out there, too – becomes more challenging all the time. You’ll gain those skills at Manhattanville, where our curriculum emphasizes media studies, including media history, theory, criticism, law, ethics, and digital production. And you’ll be just 30 miles from New York City, home to countless print, broadcast, and online media outlets. Manhattanville students routinely put the lessons they learned here to work: Our students have recently interned or have been hired by ABC News, ABC News Radio, CNN America, CNBC, Rolling Stone Magazine, Nickelodeon, The Colbert Report, Sirius XM Radio, The Creative Group, The Creators Project, Seventeen Magazine, Music Choice, and Viacom.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Mansfield University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Mansfield

Why Mansfield? We get you ready for a career with hands-on opportunities and personalized advising. If you want to be a name and not a number, MU is the place for you. We truly believe in educating through involvement and learning through experience. The applied nature of our program focuses on involvement in WNTE, MUTV, PRSSA, Athletics, advanced research projects, and professional internships. And our relationship with alumni and the local community provide you with connections and insights that expand on classroom learning. [+]

Why Mansfield?

We get you ready for a career with hands-on opportunities and personalized advising. If you want to be a name and not a number, MU is the place for you. We truly believe in educating through involvement and learning through experience. The applied nature of our program focuses on involvement in WNTE, MUTV, PRSSA, Athletics, advanced research projects, and professional internships. And our relationship with alumni and the local community provide you with connections and insights that expand on classroom learning.

Our Communication major lets you tailor your courses by selecting one of four concentrations:

Organizational Communication Concentration

The Organizational Communication concentration prepares students to enter professions such as human resources, patient advocacy, management, retail, sales, and admissions. The concentration prepares students to interact in relationships and to communicate effectively in small groups and in the workplace. Attention is given to effective gender communication, nonverbal communication, persuasion, cross-cultural communication, and business and professional communication.... [-]


BA in Journalism and Communication

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Waverly

Hands-on experience, mentoring from seasoned professionals, and top-notch facilities prepare our students for fast-changing fields that require excellent communication skills. The department offers the following majors/concentrations. Our graduates work as writers, editors, reporters, production specialists, and public relations professionals. They’re involved in web development, the entertainment industry, and a variety of related fields. [+]

Hands-on experience, mentoring from seasoned professionals, and top-notch facilities prepare our students for fast-changing fields that require excellent communication skills. The department offers the following majors/concentrations. Our graduates work as writers, editors, reporters, production specialists, and public relations professionals. They’re involved in web development, the entertainment industry, and a variety of related fields.

Alumni Success Stories

Wartburg graduates find satisfying jobs and are admitted into top graduate and professional schools. Wartburg alumni can be found in all 50 U.S. states and over 70 foreign countries. Below is only a sample of the types of positions Wartburg graduates from the Journalism and Communication Department have had in the past.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Professional Media

University of Central Oklahoma
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 USA Edmond

The Professional Media major prepares students to discuss the role of professional communication media in a free society and in an interconnected world; produce industry-quality content for diverse and converged media platforms; evaluate the ethical standards and practices of media professionals; and address local, national, and global issues through participation in UCentral Student Media. [+]

The Professional Media major prepares students to discuss the role of professional communication media in a free society and in an interconnected world; produce industry-quality content for diverse and converged media platforms; evaluate the ethical standards and practices of media professionals; and address local, national, and global issues through participation in UCentral Student Media. For more information regarding the Professional Media major, please click here.

Curriculum

The Graphic Design curriculum embraces and integrates art, advertising, and communication. The program at U.C.O. has grown into the largest program between Kansas City and North Texas. It has truly become a center of excellence at U.C.O. Degree Sheet... [-]


Bachelor in Multimedia

California Lutheran University
Campus Full time USA Thousand Oaks Westlake Village Oxnard Los Angeles + 1 more

Multimedia majors are full of ideas, and they have the skills to make them reality. As a student, you will evolve creative concepts into practically applied works across multiple mediums, preparing you for the career of your choice. [+]

BA in Multimedia Multimedia majors are full of ideas, and they have the skills to make them reality. As a student, you will evolve creative concepts into practically applied works across multiple mediums, preparing you for the career of your choice.

So whether your future lies in web design, film, animation, digital music, graphic design, or video games, you'll be prepared to master the medium.

Programs

Offered as a major (B.A.) and a minor

Concentrations

Digital Gaming Graphic Design / Print High Definition Digital Cinema Interactivity, Web & Mobile Devices Visual Effects, Motion Graphics & Animation

Popular Minor Pairings

Art Computer Information Systems Computer Science Theatre Arts THE CURRICULUM ... [-]

B.A. in Communication

High Point University
Campus 4 years September 2019 USA High Point

Students in the Communication program study a range of human and mediated communication theories and techniques. We focus on understanding audiences, how messages are disseminated, and how these messages help shape cultural identities, including their social, economic and political effects. [+]

Overview

Students in the Communication program study a range of human and mediated communication theories and techniques. We focus on understanding audiences, how messages are disseminated, and how these messages help shape cultural identities, including their social, economic and political effects.

Experiential learning

Media Fellows Program

Each year, the NRQ School of Communication selects from a pool of applicants the top 16 incoming freshmen to be a part of the prestigious Media Fellows Program. The fellows partake in real-world projects in a client/agency model, work together to develop and oversee unique research projects and travel domestically and internationally to examine trends in the media industry.Study Away Semester at Dark Horse Recording in Nashville, Tenn.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Communications

College of Saint Rose
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Albany

As a Communications major, you can concentrate on one of three areas — Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, or Film and New Media—while gaining a thorough knowledge of this fast-evolving field. [+]

As a Communications major, you can concentrate on one of three areas — Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising, or Film and New Media—while gaining a thorough knowledge of this fast-evolving field. In the process, many have won recognition for the quality of their work, including Emmy and Telly awards.

Undergraduate coursework includes the opportunity to create TV and radio programs, newspapers, magazines, websites, and multimedia productions, as well as academic papers and projects. Robust internship programs enable students to work with many of the region’s leaders in communications—in places from advertising agencies and regional newspapers to public radio stations and broadcast news. The master’s program has had particular success in preparing students for careers in journalism, broadcasting, education, and law.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Messiah College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 USA Mechanicsburg

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in communication at Messiah College helps you further your knowledge in the general field of communication with the flexibility to take courses in areas of communication that interest you most. [+]

Communication at Messiah College

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in communication at Messiah College helps you further your knowledge in the general field of communication with the flexibility to take courses in areas of communication that interest you most.

Learning to apply theories effectively and ethically in a wide range of communication specialties, you’ll graduate with the foundation needed to pursue communication-related jobs or further your education through graduate studies. You will learn the role of communication in history and explore theory, rhetoric, and interpersonal and cross-cultural communication, allowing you to master various forms of communication—including oral, written, visual and virtual. You will also gain an understanding of communication processes among individuals, as well as within varying cultures and societies.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts

University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years August 2019 USA Florence

Communication is a powerful process that influences our professional and personal lives, and those who study and understand it equips themselves for a lifetime of opportunities. Media literacy is the foundation of our philosophy. The Department of Communications understands that a democratic society depends upon an informed citizenry who can critique media practices, analyze media messages, and effectively communicate ideas in an ever-changing media landscape. [+]

Communication is a powerful process that influences our professional and personal lives, and those who study and understand it equips themselves for a lifetime of opportunities.

Media literacy is the foundation of our philosophy. The Department of Communications understands that a democratic society depends upon an informed citizenry who can critique media practices, analyze media messages, and effectively communicate ideas in an ever-changing media landscape.

We value experiential learning and teach students how to produce mass media content, communicate in professional environments, and conduct academic research. We also encourage them to join our student organizations, network with media professionals, and travel to conferences.... [-]


Communications

International Accelerator
Campus Full time Part time September 2019 USA Boston

In the communications program, you can enhance your creativity and knowledge in three interdisciplinary areas of study. [+]

Communications

How you communicate can say a lot about you and your career prospects. Whether you’re considering a career in TV and radio, advertising and marketing, law, politics, education, sales, journalism or the performing arts, the program can help you to communicate in smart, creative and effective ways that impact your life—and career. In the communications program, you can enhance your creativity and knowledge in three interdisciplinary areas of study.

You’ll have the opportunity to gain professional experience through internship opportunities at such well-known companies, organizations and programs as CNN, The Daily Show, the New York Yankees, the Tribeca Film Festival and The Sports Channel. Department of Communications alumni achieve great success, working as managers, producers, educators, engineers and entrepreneurs in this diverse industry.... [-]


Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication

Bloomsburg University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2019 USA Bloomsburg

This bachelor's degree program balances a broad knowledge of the liberal arts and natural sciences with the professional and theoretical preparation needed by today's media professionals. Internships are necessary to complete the student's professional training, along with experience with four campus media. [+]

Overview

Bloomsburg University's mass communications program prepares students to work as professionals in public relations, journalism, telecommunications or in emerging media technologies.

This bachelor's degree program balances a broad knowledge of the liberal arts and natural sciences with the professional and theoretical preparation needed by today's media professionals. Internships are necessary to complete the student's professional training, along with experience with four campus media:

The Voice, the nationally-recognized weekly student newspaper BUTV, student-produced television programming BUNow, Bloomsburg University's student-run, online news portal WBUQ-FM, a student-managed radio station with call-in and music programs ... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Texas Tech University at Waco
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Waco

Texas Tech University's Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies degree is offered by the College of Media and Communication. Communication Studies offers a highly flexible degree. [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies

Texas Tech University's Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies degree is offered by the College of Media and Communication. Communication Studies offers a highly flexible degree. It is uniquely suited to foster career success in a diverse, global, rapidly changing, information-based society. Our economic landscape is undergoing fundamental change as we shift to the new global economy. This shift has important implications for graduates. Recent research shows that you will have multiple careers in your lifetime. It is essential that you possess transferable job skills. A degree in Communication Studies can provide those skills.

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