Academic Director: Carl James Grindley, B.F.A, M.A., Ph.D.
CUNY School of Professional Studies
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New York, NY 10001
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The online BA in Communication and Media offers an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on critical issues related to communications, with special emphasis on new and traditional media. Students also examine how social and organizational cultures influence how people communicate.
Drawing on communication and media studies and the social sciences, courses develop students’ abilities to:
Interpret and evaluate various forms of communication, with special emphasis on web-based content; Use communication strategies that are responsive to cultural and audience differences and the requirements of new media; and Understand the global reach of communication and media and how they serve as powerful links between and among the world’s cultures.
Required research courses will enable students to interpret current research and to focus on a particular interest relevant to communication and media. General education courses complement this specialized study and emphasize critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, effective communication and the exploration of the foundations of knowledge and culture.
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.