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Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies

You’ll be able to apply your core knowledge of messages and media to a variety of professions.

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Become a leader in communications and media

The online bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies at Brenau teaches you the skills necessary to be successful in multiple fields of communication. In this four-year program, you’ll learn fundamental communication and critical-thinking skills needed to enter jobs across the public, private and non-profit sectors. You will gain a deep and nuanced understanding of the media at a time when its influence in the world is becoming increasingly visible.

Brenau’s communications and media studies bachelor’s degree helps you:

  • Apply for roles where a knowledge of current issues facing the media and communications industry is critical
  • Lead projects with a strategic understanding of the media and the use of relevant new technologies
  • Build a strong foundation to pursue advanced degrees in communication
  • Increase potential employment opportunities and career advancement

Choose Brenau for your communications and media studies bachelor’s degree

Our number-one priority is providing easy access to quality education so you can improve your life and achieve your career goals. Take advantage of resources like our professional tutoring program, academic coaching and the writing center – all of which serve online students.

100% Online

Complete your four-year degree 100% online at a pace convenient for you

Career Preparation

A foundation in communication and media can prepare you for a wide variety of opportunities

SACSCOC-Accredited

Brenau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


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Get you where you want to be in your career with a bachelor’s in communication and media studies

Potential Careers

  • Advertising
  • Copywriting
  • Creative directing
  • Marketing
  • Media consulting

National Average Salary

Digital Advertising Specialists
$42,000
Payscale.com

Average Job Growth

Media and Communication Occupations
6%
Projected growth, 2016–2026


The communication and media studies curriculum at Brenau is updated constantly to reflect current issues facing the media industry

Core classes for the bachelor’s in communication and media studies include:

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Effective Interpersonal Communication
  • Diversity in Media
  • Careers in the Media
  • Business Communications
  • Communication Theory
  • Media Writing
  • New Media Development
  • Newswriting and Reporting
  • Media History and Culture
  • Survey of American Broadcasting
  • Media Philosophy and Ethics
  • International Media Systems
  • Introduction to Film
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Public Relations Campaigns & Writing
  • Media and Entertainment Management
  • Small Group Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Crisis Communication

“I was a little worried about not having face-to-face contact with my instructors, but I feel like I learned just as much as if I had attended an on-campus program.”

— Erica Sempler, ‘15



Brenau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brenau University.