Communications & Media

With a degree in Communications and Media, you will be prepared for a successful career in the vast field of media, from television and film production to radio broadcasting, news writing, scriptwriting, copywriting, advertising, photography, and graphic design, among many other potential possibilities.

Types of Degrees

Communications and Media students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). An associate degree is usually obtained in two years and is less expensive per semester than a bachelor's degree. Associate degrees may allow you to enter the workforce sooner but sometimes with a lower starting salary than people holding a bachelor's degree or higher level of education.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, and a strong academic background in English coursework will help applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Scores from college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT are often required. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Communications and Media Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Communications and Media include:

  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Advertising Account Manager
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts was $46,270 in 2019 while Public Relations Specialists made a median salary of $61,150 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but depending on geographical location and the employer. Conditions in your area may vary.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

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