Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media

Format: Online
Application Deadlines
  • Spring 2021 Priority Deadline: November 8, 2021
  • Spring 2022 Regular Deadline: December 1, 2021

The BA in Communication and Media online degree program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on critical issues related to communications, with special emphasis on new and traditional media. Students examine how social and organizational cultures influence how people communicate, envision ethical principles, empower and motivate actions, resolve conflict, and interact with others through the scope of mass media.

Students in the program:

  • Develop communication strategies that are responsive to cultural and audience differences and the requirements of new media.
  • Understand the global reach of communication and media and how they serve as powerful links between and among the world’s cultures.
  • Explore ethical issues of journalism, advertising, and public relations.
  • Examine web design, information architecture, page layouts, and user research.

Communication and Media Blog

The blog provides the students, faculty, and alumni of the program with a platform for communicating, networking, and sharing information and resources.

Career Prospects

The BA in Communication and Media program prepares graduates for careers in advertising, public relations, broadcasting, journalism, digital media, management, and international organizations. The degree also provides a strong foundation for graduate training in a wide variety of professional specializations.

Careers in Communication and Media - Film Publicist Rachel Allen

 

Webinar: Careers in Communication and Media | Sam Ford

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements are formal agreements between CUNY School of Professional Studies, (CUNY SPS) and two-year colleges and universities, allowing students to transfer the maximum number of credits with ease to our BA in Communication and Media program from institutions with which we have an established transfer process in place.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants must possess at least 24 transferrable credits from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants need to demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and math.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2021 Priority Deadline: November 8, 2021
  • Spring 2022 Regular Deadline: December 1, 2021
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Student/Alumni Profiles

Lisa Sheridan

BA in Communication and Media 2020

"Thanks to the School blog and The Kiosk, I have a writer’s portfolio of published work that enhances my value to content makers in the communications industry.”

Milan Fredricks

BA in Communication and Media 2020

"The skills I gained and strengthened at CUNY SPS prepared me for graduate school. I felt ready to take on this next step because of what I already received.”

Neeroopa (Susan) Surendranath

BA in Communication and Culture 2008

"Because I had a bachelor’s degree from CUNY SPS, I was able to apply to an accelerated nursing program and complete my degree in 15 months.”

Alyse Zwick

BA in Communication and Culture 2012

"CUNY SPS gave me the opportunity to communicate information effectively, [which] is imperative to my job in television as viewers are watching to receive the information I present.”

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Elizabeth Alsop

CUNY SPS Faculty Publishes Chapter in Anthology

June 16, 2021

Dr. Elizabeth Alsop, academic director of the communication and media program, has published a chapter in After Happily Ever After: Romantic Comedy in a Post-Romantic Age.

CUNY SPS Faculty Contributes Chapter to Book Anthology

May 04, 2021

Wayne State University Press

Elizabeth Alsop, academic director of the CUNY SPS Communication and Media and Liberal Studies programs, has contributed a chapter to the book anthology After "Happily Ever After": Romantic Comedy in the Post-Romantic Age, edited by Maria San Filippo. The book, which will be released by Wayne State University Press on May 18, looks at the reinvention of the romantic comedy in recent years. Alsop's chapter focuses specifically on the way TV shows like Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend use their serial format to radically transform the genre.
Women's History Month

CUNY SPS Salutes Women’s History Month 2021 with Events and Personal Reflections

March 01, 2021

CUNY SPS is proud to honor Women’s History Month 2021 with several events and personal reflections from our students and alumnae.