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BA in Journalism and Mass Communication

Students enrolled in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication online degree program have the opportunity to learn about reporting, research, and interviewing. Learn more about Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students who plan to apply to Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication online degree program must have strong written and communication skills and be curious about the process of reporting and fact-checking. Prospective students should also be interested in the various types of media used by journalism to report on current events. Applicants to Ashford University's programs should be at least 22 years old.

Program Description:

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication online degree program is designed to teach students about various fields related to journalism. Some of these fields include communication in electronic media, journalism ethics, the law and integrity in journalism, and the First Amendment. The goal of the degree program is to graduate professionals who will have an opportunity to compete for jobs in areas such as marketing, communications, and advertising. A capstone project concludes the degree program.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for finance aid.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete 52 credits in general education courses.

Introductory Course Requirements

  • EXP 105: Personal Dimensions of Education (3 credits)
  • PSY 202: Adult Development & Life Assessment (3 credits)

Major Course Requirements

  • JRN 231: Survey of Journalism & Mass Communication (3 credits)
  • JRN 337: News Reporting & Writing (3 credits)
  • JRN 333: Ethics in Journalism (3 credits)
  • ENG 325: Intermediate Composition (3 credits)
  • JRN 335: Cyber-Journalism (3 credits)
  • JRN 331: Advanced Writing & Editing for the Media (3 credits)
  • JRN 339: Global Journalism (3 credits)
  • JRN 410: Journalism Law (3 credits)
  • JRN 412: Advanced Editorial & Feature Writing (3 credits)
  • JRN 415: Methods of Research & Analysis in Journalism (3 credits)
  • JRN 425: Journalism & Politics (3 credits)
  • JRN 497: Journalism & Mass Communication Capstone (3 credits)

Electives

Students must complete 35 credits in elective courses.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

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Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication program could enroll in a graduate degree in a related field. A Master's degree in journalism may focus on areas such as writing a lead story, structuring a story, conducting research, and covering investigative and spot news stories. Different forms of media may also be incorporated into the curriculum and students may have a chance to learn about web-based and multimedia journalism.

Some possible master's degree programs may include:

  • Master of Arts in Journalism
  • Master of Science in Journalism
  • Master of Arts in Media Studies
  • Master of Science in Interactive Communication

Career Paths:

Students who have completed Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication program have an opportunity to pursue entry-level jobs in the field. Prospective employers in areas of mass media, advertising, and marketing seek candidates who have strong communication skills and are comfortable working with modern modes of media. Job opportunities may also exist in areas of public relations and fact-checking.

Possible employment opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Reporter
  • Public relations specialist
  • Freelance writer
  • Professional blogger

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

For more information about on-time completion rates, the median loan debt of students who completed each program, and other important information, please visit:

http://ashforddisclosures.com/

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