Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication
Drake University

Program Details

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from Drake University offers a rigorous curriculum and covers a wide-range of relevant topics to fit your career path. Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), this program prepares you for careers in media, advertising, public relations, politics, and other industries. As you build your practical experience, industry knowledge, and a professional portfolio, Drake’s degree program allows you to tackle higher-level positions in your career sooner.

Comprehensive coursework delivered by industry professionals gives you a foundation in global mass media, financial fundamentals, digital media strategies, visual communication, media editing, strategic and applied communication, communication law and ethics, web design, and more. Diverse elective options mean that you can direct your degree toward your career interests, while a capstone project and pre-professional workshop give you hands-on skills to enhance your marketability.

Drake University’s top-ranked bachelor’s in journalism and mass communication features generous transfer credit hour policies, a free download of the Microsoft Office suite, three start dates per year, and options for accelerated classes. Drake’s online program is also budget friendly thanks to affordable tuition fees, payment plans, and financial aid opportunities.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Drake University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • Applicants must submit ACT or SAT score or a one-page essay (prompt available in application).