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Media Communications Degree - Bachelor of Science

Degree Overview

Advancing technologies are creating a growing need for public relations and media communications experts. If you’re looking to gain highly sought after skills that will help you launch a career with limitless potential in the multifaceted area of media communications, choose Bellevue University’s Bachelor of Science in Media Communications.

The Bachelor of Science in Media Communications will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to craft tactical messages, build trusting relationships, and manage any media crises you might come up against. You’ll learn how to research, judge, and select the appropriate tools to craft communications. You’ll develop data to successfully make adjustments to strategies, and make and defend ethical choices. Equipped with these skills, you’ll be prepared to become an expert communicator for an organization in just about any field-- or develop your own entrepreneurial interests.

The Media Communications degree is offered in a unique performance-based model that will help you develop the critical skills employers are looking for, such as: problem solving, creativity, writing and communication. You will master one topic before moving on to the next, and at the end of your program you will have a portfolio of work that demonstrates your abilities to potential employers. Built for busy, highly motivated people, this program is extremely flexible – classes start every month, you won’t need to purchase any textbooks, and the entire program is fully mobile.

Learning Outcomes

Bellevue University’s Bachelor of Science in Media Communications degree will prepare you to lead your organization in communications initiatives.

Areas of study include:

  • Communication and Media
  • Applied Design
  • Technology Tools of the Trade
  • Design Thinking
  • Collaboration Strategies and Solutions
  • Analytics
  • Internal and External Communications
  • Global Communications
  • Ethics and Responsibilities
  • Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship
  • Virtual Internship
  • Media Project

Career Opportunities

Examples of jobs that require this type of degree include communications director, public relations specialist, digital communications strategist, social media specialist, and media relations specialist. You could be responsible for editing internal and external communications, or creating, developing, and managing content for advertisements, books, or online publications.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth during the decade of 2010 – 2020 in the following areas:

  • Advertising and Promotions Managers – 13% growth
  • Media and Communication Workers – 11% growth
  • Meeting, Convention and Event Planners – 33% growth
  • Fundraising and Public Relations Workers – 13% growth

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