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Bachelor of Science in Communication with a concentration in Journalism

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Bachelor of Science in Communication with a concentration in Journalism

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 requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.

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Benefits of this degree program

  • Become a new breed of journalist

    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.

  • Confidently get your message across

    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.

  • Get an education that'™s in touch with what today'™s employers want

    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.

  • Experience representatives who are committed to your success

    We provide you with a team of representatives who provide information about applying to school, financial aid, courses and general college information. Your team is made up of an academic, enrollment and financial aid representatives who are committed to your success from the moment you ask about University of Phoenix to the day you graduate.

  • Learn from faculty members who are communications professionals

    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.

  • Join a network of 800,000+ ambitious learners

    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.

  • Enjoy small class sizes that put the instructor's focus on you

    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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World class faculty provide a view into the working world

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.

Courses that align with today

The College of Humanities and Sciences curricula are developed to reflect industry standards, as they apply to academic and workforce requirements.