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Today’s fast-paced world of convergent media requires journalists who are critical thinkers and masterful storytellers. Taught by working communication professionals, the Bachelor of Science in Communication/Concentration in Journalism will prepare students to reach diverse audiences across any modern medium. Students will learn how to fuse traditional and new media to ethically report the news while gaining insights into the fundamentals of journalism. Core communication classes include theories and practice, intercultural communication and media and society.
*Maryland residents completing this program will earn a Bachelor of Science in Communication with an emphasis in Journalism.
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The core curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Communication with a concentration in Journalism degree program consists of 120 credit hours.
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Students in the Bachelor of Science in Communication/Concentration in Journalism are educationally prepared to enter the new media landscape. Receiving instruction in how to use cutting-edge technologies, advanced techniques and critical thinking to communicate across modern mediums, students will emerge ready to meet the demands of a fast-paced and convergent media.
As a graduate of the College of Humanities, you'll be adept at communication in many forms and understand how to effectively convey ideas. You'll emerge a skilled collaborator, ready to tackle team challenges that come your way.
You'll emerge with a broad understanding of culture and diversity, the ebbs and flows of working on a team and how communication is adaptable to many different fields. Companies of all sizes need skilled communicators who can help them refine their message to their internal and external audiences across print, social media and other communication channels.
We provide you with a team of advisors who provide information about applying to school, financial aid, courses and general college information. Your team is made up of an academic advisor, enrollment advisor and financial aid advisor who are committed to your success from the moment you ask about University of Phoenix to the day you graduate.
Because our faculty members work within the fields they teach and hold a master's degree or higher, they provide you with a view into how humanities fits into the working world. Take a lesson from our practitioner faculty and see how your coursework applies to today's market.
The PhoenixConnect® academic social network provides enrolled students and faculty an opportunity to interact with each other in real time. You can extend your reach beyond your classroom to network with students throughout the world and to cement relationships that last long beyond the time you close your laptop.
The average class size in our courses is 14. This allows our instructors to give you personal attention, answer your questions and talk through your ideas.
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Because our faculty members are required to work in the fields they teach, in addition to holding a master’s degree or higher, they provide you with a view into how humanities fits into the working world.
The College of Humanities and Sciences curricula are developed to reflect industry standards, as they apply to academic and workforce requirements.