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Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies

Market Yourself with a Communication Degree

Communication and Media StudiesThis program is offered on Campus and Online.

Thanks to technology, the world is more connected than ever before, and information is accessible anywhere we go. With a Post University education, you can turn your passion for staying in-the-know into a career as a journalist, advertising copywriter, public relations specialist, social media coordinator or other communication jobs.

As a student in our communication degree program, you’ll develop traditional and digital communication skills that are essential in both your professional and personal lives. Your coursework will cover:

  • Oral, written and visual communications
  • Current and emerging technologies
  • Research methods
  • Legal and ethical implications
  • Intercultural sensitivity

Once you complete your core communication courses, you will have the opportunity to tailor your degree to your specific career objectives with a concentration in Social Media or Strategic Communication.

From the moment you enroll at Post University, you will be supported by a personal academic advisor. They will provide guidance at every step of your communication training, whether you choose online classes or our on-campus program in Connecticut.  

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies
Time of Completion: 48 Months
This program is offered on Main Campus and online.

Post University’s Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies is designed to provide an extensive academic experience for students interested in the convergence of two core components of contemporary society: technology and communication. Students will develop traditional and digital communication skills to serve the emerging needs of a content enriched information society. Graduates of this program will be able to apply communication skills within professional and interpersonal settings, utilize traditional and emerging technologies, and apply this knowledge to media and/or organizational communication environments. The coursework further emphasizes interpersonal communication skills, including intercultural sensitivity, and media literacy.

This program of study provides students with the skills to be successful in a variety of careers in the settings within corporate, non-profit and community organizations. These careers include public relations specialist, journalist, digital journalist, web editors, social media specialists, copywriter, corporate trainer, advertising coordinator, corporate communication specialist, consultant, human-resources specialist, speechwriter, campaign manager, professional lobbyist, arbitrator, negotiator, and labor relations specialist.

Communication and Media Studies students will have the opportunity to choose between two concentrations: Social Media or Strategic Communication. In the Social Media concentration, students will individually and collaboratively create professional-grade visual communications intended to prepare them for a career in the field. They will be able to evaluate historical and contemporary elements to predict new trends in media and/or organizational communication settings. Students choosing to concentrate in Strategic Communication will gain proficiency in oral and written communication, and communication skills associated with public relations and marketing, in order to best respond to the communication needs of organizations of all missions and sizes. They will be able to understand, evaluate, design, conduct, and distribute information and data via numerous channels, including social media, which is increasingly supplanting older forms of traditional business-to-customer communication.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will produce professional oral and written communications, individually and collaboratively, in both organizational and interpersonal settings.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency of research methods and differentiate information as it applies to media and/or organizational communication.
  • Students will create professional visual methods of communication, individually and collaboratively, within media and/or organizational communication settings.
  • Students will recognize and respond to legal and ethical implications that develop in various communication environments.
  • Students will evaluate historical elements to predict new trends in media and/or organizational communication settings.
  • Students will demonstrate intercultural sensitivity and apply understanding within organizational and interpersonal settings.
  • Students will apply theories in the field of communication within professional and interpersonal circumstances.
  • Students will utilize current technology competently and apply knowledge in media and/or organizational communication environment.

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167B.A. IN COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES TOTAL CREDITS120 crsh
168
169GENERAL EDUCATION60 crsh
170COMMON CORE12 crss
171ENG110 College Writing3 crs
172ENG130 Literature and Composition3 crs
173COM107 Introduction to Communication3 crs
174CIS112 Introduction to Computing3 crs
175LIBERAL ARTS24 crss
176History Elective3 crs

The University reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The University will notify students of any changes officially through the university website.

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.

Communication & Media Studies Concentrations

 

Social Media
Curriculum for your Social Media concentration will show you what it takes to predict trends in social media through the exploration of its historical and contemporary elements. You’ll also gain the skills to create relevant visual communications to build and maintain a successful social media presence for organizations of any size.
Strategic Communication
Pursuing coursework in the Strategic Communication concentration will give you the skills to create and implement communication plans for a wide variety of organizations – private and non-profit. You’ll learn what it takes to evaluate, design, conduct and distribute information and data via numerous channels, including and especially social media.
 
If you’re ready for a new career that aligns with your interests, contact Post University today about our communication degree and see how our personal approach makes all the difference in your educational journey.
 

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