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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.
The Bachelor of Science in Communication (BS/COM) degree program is designed to develop knowledge and skills for effective communication in a variety of public and private work environments. The program was created specifically to build upon personal and professional communication experiences. The BS/COM degree enhances the communication skills necessary for the development of professional competence and values; critical thinking and problem solving; information utilization; and collaboration. The curriculum focuses on the development of core communication competencies. It emphasizes theory and application in the domains of interpersonal, small group, organizational, and mass communication. Specific areas of focus include business communication, diversity, intercultural communication, conflict resolution, legal and ethical issues, media and culture, and future trends in communication technology. The journalism concentration focuses on the contemporary initiatives and multi-tiered technology of today¿s field of journalism. The curriculum emphasizes a variety of communication techniques, to include writing and reporting, that assist in understanding the ways individuals and organizations share and publish information. The awareness of ethical and social responsibility associated with the modern media landscape is emphasized throughout the program.
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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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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 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.
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.