Communication and Emerging Media

Bachelor of Arts

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As a communications major at Lynn University, you’ll learn communications and emerging media from expert faculty and professors who provide hands-on learning opportunities. 

The B.A. in Communications and Emerging Media program at Lynn is unlike most communications degree programs. Not only will you gain a solid foundation in communications, you’ll also explore a future-focused curriculum. With a communications degree from Lynn, you’ll examine and study trends in communication and media, and analyze how technology has changed the way people communicate.

What you’ll learn as a communications major

  • Development and delivery of internet-based messages 
  • Mass communications and social media 
  • Newest social and mobile media technologies
  • Concepts of persuasion, investigation and social media

Curriculum & requirements

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Arianna Shaffer, communications and emerging media major
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Step outside the classroom and enjoy hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences.

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Learning is more than sitting in a classroom 

Complete one three-week J-Term course and explore innovative ideas, topics and experiential learning. 

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Communications and emerging media curriculum

As a communications major, you’ll take courses in technology, mass communications and social media. And you’ll learn the latest industry knowledge from expert faculty and professors. 

Graduates must complete a total of 120 credits in the following categories:

  • 48 university core curriculum credits
  • 12 CIC core credits
  • 33 major credits
  • 27 free elective credits

Course preview

COM 125 Interpersonal Communication
Examine the nature of the communication process as it occurs in the “one-on-one” (dyadic) context, including areas such as the formation of self-concept, conflict management, small group strategies and workplace communication in both non-mediated and mediated environments.

COM 254 Media Aesthetics
Study aesthetics and styles of production and distribution techniques in traditional and emerging media, incorporating film, video, television, motion picture, radio and the internet. Learn methods such as the major elements of light, color, space, time, motion and sound, and their use.

COM 444 Strategies in New Media Use
Explore how emerging and new media can be used to serve the goals and objectives of the full range of society’s institutions, federal and local governments, businesses, professions, disciplines, interest groups and others within society. Using insights from earlier media, students develop strategies and tactics for emerging and new media use.

Careers in communications and media 

As a communications major, you will gain the skills needed for a successful communications career. With your bachelor’s degree, you’ll be fully qualified to take on a range of roles, including: 

  • Media technology specialist 
  • Social media specialist 
  • Special issues lobbyist 
  • Marketing specialist 
  • Online writer 
  • Editor
  • Producer

Graduates of the bachelor’s in communication and emerging media program have gone on to work for many well-known corporations, including:

  • CNBC, WCBS-TV and NFL Films 
  • Verizon Wireless 
  • Ryan Seacrest Productions 
  • VH1
  • JetBlue Airways 
  • Beacon Communications
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