Media Communications (BA)
The Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications requires students to complete a total of 128 credit hours. These credit hours consist of general education coursework, media communications core coursework, and elective coursework. Students who work in this field must be current in knowing the delivery forms of media. In addition to gaining knowledge of the production of media, students will acquire an understanding of media writing, reporting, literacy and more. Through research and writing skills, enrolled students should understand how to write media in order to best communicate to their audience.
Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, graduates may be eligible to apply for positions as communications specialists, communications directors, communications managers, or other media communications related positions. The curriculum focuses on ethics and law in the media in order to ensure that students will be competent and professional while employed in this specialized field. Some of the tasks of media specialists include: plan, coordinate, answer inquiries, maintain online content, amongst various other tasks while employed in their positions. Elective courses that are available through the program allow students to customize their education in order to fit their needs. These courses are offered in a variety of different topics and add to the breadth of information that is received through the program. Towards the end of the program, students may have the option to select a Senior Overview option or a Professional Media Practicum. All coursework that is delivered through the BA in Media Communications program ensure that students may graduate with a well-rounded education that will give them to tools they need to be successful.
This flexible program caters to students who may wish to earn their degree through an online format. Those who earn their degree through this format may complete coursework during times that are convenient for them. However, enrolled students must possess excellent time management skills in order to complete coursework and meet program deadlines.
Degree Level: Bachelor Completion
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Webster University is a non-profit, private university that was established in 1915. Weber University was originally founded as Loretto College, by the Sisters of Loretto, and was a Catholic women’s college. Today, the school operates as a co-educational, independent, non-denominational university. The educational programs at WU have a liberal arts foundation and aim to prepare students for the real world. Webster University is a global institution that provides aims to provide high quality learning opportunities that prepare students for individual excellence.
Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the following colleges and schools:
- College of Arts & Sciences
- George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology
- Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts
- School of Education
- School of Communications
WU has an online program that allows full and part time undergraduate and graduate students to take individual classes, or pursue a degree online. Undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates can be earned online.
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