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Communication and Media Studies (BA)

College of Arts and Sciences

About the Program Communication and Media Studies (BA)

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies is designed for students who seek a generalist’s orientation to mass media. You will be encouraged to investigate all aspects of communication theory in order to develop a core of knowledge in communication and media studies.

Communication and media studies focuses on how people arrive at shared meanings via the interchange of messages. In other words, you will learn to effectively communicate in many different situations ranging from small interpersonal, business, family and cultural groups, or in any situation you may find yourself.

As a result, you will be equipped with the tools and knowledge to enter a variety of professions such as advertising, online media, radio, television, public relations, theater and the performing arts, government and politics, business, law, and social services.

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You will be equipped with the tools and knowledge to enter a variety of professions such as advertising, online media, radio, television, public relations, theater and the performing arts, government and politics, business, law, and social services.

As a graduate of this major, you will have developed the following skills:

    Business Management (1)

    Communication Skills

    Business Management (1)

    Analytical and Research Skills

    Business Management (1)

    Organizational Skills

    Business Management (1)

    Interpersonal Skills

  • Business Management (1)

    Communication Skills

  • Business Management (1)

    Analytical and Research Skills

  • Business Management (1)

    Organizational Skills

  • Business Management (1)

    Interpersonal Skills

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Communication and Media Studies (BA) 3+3 Accelerated Law Program

Students in the Communication and Media Studies program also have the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree and Juris doctor degree in a combined six years rather than the usual seven years. This is a joint program between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Dwayne O Andreas School of Law. 

Participants in the program will complete the first three years of study through the College of Arts & Sciences and the fourth year in residence at the Law School. Successful completion of the first-year law classes will satisfy the final requirements and credits for the bachelor’s degree.

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Admission to the 3+3 Accelerated Law Program occurs in two stages:

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    Stage One

    Initial selection by Communication Department faculty members during a student’s first or sophomore year.

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    Stage Two

    Final selection by Barry Law School during a student’s junior year.

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Minor in Communication Studies

A minor in communication studies provides students with invaluable skills to succeed in the workplace. A flexible program encourages students to take classes of interest that might expose them to communication within interpersonal, intercultural and organizational settings.

Courses also deal with race, gender and inequity and provide students with a critical lens to navigate the complex issues of our times.

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Communication and Media Studies (BA) Internships

All students in the Department of Communication have the opportunity to complete an internship as part of their curriculum. Our proximity to the Miami-South Florida area offers our students many exciting opportunities in television, radio, advertising, public relations, magazines, newspapers, business and marketing.

As an international media hub, Miami is home to a wide variety of choices, from traditional television and radio stations, to advertising and public relations agencies and digital media in all communication disciplines.

Some of the organizations our students have interned with include:

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    The Miami Heat

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    Miami Herald

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    NBC 6

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    Y100 WHYI FM

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    Ocean Drive Magazine

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    Sun-Sentinel

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    Zimmerman and Partners Advertising

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    Sony BMG Music Entertainment

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    The Miami Heat

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    Miami Herald

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    NBC 6

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    Y100 WHYI FM

  • i-knowledge-and-truth

    Ocean Drive Magazine

  • i-knowledge-and-truth

    Sun-Sentinel

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    Zimmerman and Partners Advertising

  • i-knowledge-and-truth

    Sony BMG Music Entertainment

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As part of Barry's diverse, close-knit community of 3,000 undergraduates, you’ll grow and build lifelong relationships. With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, you'll thrive thanks to individualized instruction and professors who are experts in their fields. The best part? You’ll leave college with the skills you need to succeed and little debt; we work to make school affordable through merit-based scholarships and financial aid.

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If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Also, please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

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