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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
    
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media


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Academic Director: Carl James Grindley, B.F.A, M.A., Ph.D.
CUNY School of Professional Studies
101 West 31st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Email Contact: communications-media@sps.cuny.edu

The Program

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.

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.

Program Requirements


Note: The curriculum below has been revised, effective Spring 2018. To view the curriculum requirements for Fall 2017, click here.


120 credits are required for the online Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Media.

  • General Education - See below
  • Communication and Media Courses - 33 credits
  • Free Electives - 45-51 credits. 

Note: The required number of College Options credits and free elective credits each student will be required to take will be dependent upon his/her transfer credit evaluation.

General Education Requirements


General Education    

  • 12 credits Required Core
  • 18 credits Flexible Core
  • 6-12 credits College Option

Required Advanced Courses


Six credits required from among the following courses (at least three credits must be from one of the capstone courses, indicated with an asterisk):

Articulation Agreements


Communication and Media (BA)
Guttman Community College - A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (PDF)

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