Communication & Mass Media

Bachelor of Science

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Explore the media industry and innovative communication methods.

With coursework focused on public relations, storytelling, persuasion, media writing and much more, our online BS in Communication & Mass Media degree will teach you how to effectively communicate in interpersonal, organizational, and intercultural contexts through a variety of media formats

About This Degree

Led by faculty who have real-world industry experience, you will study how to use advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills to produce compelling content that persuades and communicates, including narrative advertising campaigns, press releases, and digital marketing campaigns. This degree will prepare you for success in a variety of fields such as journalism, public relations, social media marketing, public relations campaign management, and digital marketing.

Through this faith-based program’s fully online format, you’ll be able to complete your studies anywhere during your own time. As you discover how to blend your God-given talents with your calling, you’ll gain the skills you need to succeed and make an impact for Christ in all that you do.


The BS in Communication & Mass Media degree teaches you how to connect with others in a profound way and become a competent storyteller. You’ll explore how to write for print and digital journalism, public relations, and advertising. You’ll perfect your skills in interviewing, research, and copy editing. Through your studies, you’ll gain understanding of the impact and effects of mass communication and persuasion on individuals and groups as well as media law issues including intellectual property and the First Amendment. You’ll learn to think critically and produce ethical and effective communication.


Through different elective options, this degree teaches you how to expand your communication skills for international work, including the opportunity to study abroad for communication or photojournalism. The technical skills electives give you the chance to expand your digital design knowledge and abilities, or you can choose to focus on photography, digital layouts, digital marketing and analytics, web design and more.

Program Details

Credit Hours: 120

Est. Program Length: 48 months 

Tuition: See rates

Our flexible course options are designed with your busy schedule in mind, and you’ll receive personalized attention and support from educators with years of experience.

Contact your admission counselor for details about transferring your prior college credits to SEU.

Career Ideas

The online communication and mass media degree gives you the right credentials for several careers in the industry, such as:

  • Digital Marketer
  • Lobbyist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Communication Consultant
  • Campaign Manager
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Communications Manager