The Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies is a broad program of study that prepares students to become competent communication professionals and engaged citizens. The program develops students’ abilities to engage in critical reflection and analysis of communication from multiple perspectives. In accord with the Barry University Mission, students learn about transformative and ethical approaches to communication. Topics explored in the program’s multifaceted curriculum include race, gender, and the interpersonal, intercultural, and organizational contexts of human communication. The media’s institutional, cultural, and economic effects on society are also examined, as well as the role they can play in promoting social change and creating a more inclusive society. Graduates leave the program with a broad, liberal arts-based education that emphasizes today’s highly sought-after communication skills. The minimum grade of C is required in all major and minor courses.
The communication and media studies curriculum is designed so that you will be able to:
- Assess how human communication and media institutions shape key aspects of social life, including interpersonal relationships, gender relations, and culture.
- Apply various communication theories in the analysis of texts, relationships, messages, and social settings.
- Design communication strategies that meet ethical and professional standards in multiple contexts.
- Demonstrate communication practices that pursue social justice and bring about social change.