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Online Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies

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  • Duration4 years
  • Cost per credit$718
  • Credit hours120

Program Benefits

  • Transfer-friendly
  • No application fee
  • Six start dates per year
  • Financial aid options available

Prepare for a fulfilling communications career with an online bachelor’s degree

The online BA in Communication and Media Studies program provides the flexibility to study on the schedule that works best for you, along with the individualized support that is a hallmark of a Brenau education. Graduate ready to chase your dreams. From here, you can.

Build skills that translate into rewarding roles

Our graduates pursue careers in advertising, copywriting, creative directing, marketing, media consulting and more. A communication degree offers many opportunities for growth and creativity in a variety of industries, so no matter where your career takes you, you’ll have marketable and applicable skills. Media and communication employment is projected to grow 6% from 2021 to 2031, and professionals in this field earned a median annual wage of $62,340 in May 2021.1

Explore concepts relevant to your communications career

20 major courses

120 total credit hours

You’ll take classes in film, media writing, communication theory and skills, creative writing and more as you learn about evolving media trends from engaged instructors with real-world experience.

Course spotlights:

  • MM 200 Diversity in Media
  • BA 208 Business Communications
  • MM 332 Media Philosophy and Ethics
  • MM 420 Intercultural Communication
Curriculum Details

It’s always a good time to apply

Up to 90 transfer credit hours accepted

No application fee

The online bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies offers six start dates per year, so you can apply anytime and start your education as soon as possible. With no application fee, you can apply risk-free.

To apply to Brenau’s online BA in Communication and Media Studies, you’ll need:

High school diploma or GED if no college experience or less than 30 semester hours of college experience
Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate institutions
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We strive to make your education affordable

$718 per credit hour

Financial aid options

By choosing Brenau, you’re investing in a degree that will set you on a path to a successful career. Along with affordable tuition, you can pursue federal financial aid to make your education even more cost-effective.

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What you’ll learn

Our coursework allows you to tailor your education to meet your specific needs while gaining the core skills you need to succeed in your communication career. Our small classes and experienced faculty ensure a personalized approach to learning that will empower you to thrive.

Program outcomes

With Brenau’s online bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies, you can:

  • Learn about communication theory, creative writing and more.
  • Learn about media trends and how to adapt to a changing industry.
  • Build an understanding of the issues facing the media industry and develop meaningful solutions.
  • Gain marketable skills in written and oral communication, including effective persuasion and argument.

About our dedicated, supportive faculty

Faculty members at Brenau are dedicated to helping you succeed. Most classes feature a small student-to-faculty ratio, so you can get to know your professors and their unique areas of expertise. As you broaden your professional network, you’ll have the mentorship and support of our faculty throughout your program.

Doctor Anna Deeb

Anna Deeb, PhD

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Anna Deeb is a student for life who is deeply committed to empowering her students to communicate with confidence. Her second passion is shedding light on civil rights speakers and exploring how past strategies for social change can be brought to bear on modern struggles for equity and inclusion. Finally, Dr. Deeb believes that ensuring equity in the classroom and beyond is our most important challenge in higher education today. These three passions guide her work as a professor and researcher.

When she is not busy trying to change the world one public speaking student at a time, she is soaking up time with her husband, two sons and miniature schnauzer Monty. She has degrees in communication studies from the University of Georgia (PhD), Colorado State University (MA) and Loyola Marymount University (BA). She loves getting to know her students as a communication professor and faculty advisor for the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society. Go Golden Tigers!

Online learning

At Brenau, you will learn in small classes, which gives you plenty of opportunities to ask questions and receive one-on-one support from your professors. With flexible scheduling and online delivery, we make education fit into your busy life. Our programs respond to the needs of today’s students, so you’ll receive the education you need to become a leader who makes a difference. From here, you can.

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Frequently asked questions

Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.

It will not. The diploma is the same for all graduates, whether their program was completed online or on ground.

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, an online application and possibly other documents. Your admissions counselor will help guide you through this process.

Undergraduate students can transfer up to 90 credits to their program. If the student is pursuing their first graduate degree at Brenau, up to six semester hours of coursework taken at another regionally accredited institution of higher education may be appropriately transferred to Brenau as part of the planned program of study with approval from the department chair. If the student has a master’s degree, up to nine hours of graduate credit may transfer with departmental approval. Grading standards of the Brenau program into which the work is transferred will apply.

There are no application fees at Brenau University.

Absolutely! Online programs at Brenau are explicitly designed with busy working professionals in mind, including those with personal and professional responsibilities. The format provides the flexibility you need to succeed in your selected program. From here, you can.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Media and Communication Occupations.” Sept. 8, 2022. Retrieved Feb. 14, 2023, from