Communications & Media ProgramsMajor in Communications and Media within the four-year Bachelor of Arts. For a degree audit form click here.
Major in Communications and Media within the three-year Bachelor of Arts. For a degree audit form click here.
Minor in Communications and Media within the four- or three-year Bachelor of Arts. For a degree audit form click here.
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Why complete a B.A. with a major in Communications and Media?
Both the three-year and the four-year Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communications and Media provide a breadth of exposure to the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and include significant depth in Communications/Media. These degrees prepare students well for any area of employment with valuable skills—oral communication, writing, technical abilities, organizational skills, and analytical thinking. A three- or a four-year B.A. in Communications and Media also serves as a sound basis for launching into professional careers in organizations that work in creative communications, community development, non-governmental agencies, religious/denominational organizations, social service agencies, and so on.
Why complete a four-year rather than a three-year degree?
The three-year Communications and Media major has been designed for students who wish to have a strong interdisciplinary basis for further technical training. The four-year major has been designed for students planning long-term work in creative industries and agencies or further study and research. Students may build upon its requirements with courses that either focus on theoretical knowledge or on practical knowledge and skills.
Why complete a minor in Communications and Media?
The minor requires 18 credit hours and can fit alongside a major in any field, whether in the three-year or the four-year Bachelor of Arts. The student is given the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of Communications and Media through the required introductory course, and then may explore a variety of topics, according to their interest. Through a minor in Communications and Media, a student can gain valuable secondary competencies in human communications and media storytelling, applicable in almost any vocation, but especially relevant beside a major in Business, International Development Studies, Peace & Conflict Transformation Studies, or Political Studies.