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$1,400 per sessionFlat-Rate Tuition

12 months*Duration

120Credit Hours

The YourPace online Bachelor of Arts in English – Professional Communication & Journalism Concentration program shapes you into a strong communicator, and helps you gain mobility in your career. Designed to fortify your ability to write and speak clearly, convincingly, and compellingly, this accredited online program prepares you for success in a vast array of professional and academic settings.

As an student, you will develop the in-demand leadership and advanced business communication skills that all employers seek. Our competency-based online coursework is uniquely structured to ensure you get valuable experiences and build an impressive portfolio that includes popular communication, professional and creative writing, literary and film analysis, as well as graphic design.

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Designed to leverage your previous knowledge, college coursework, and work experience, competency-based education enables you to earn your degree at your pace as you demonstrate mastery of relevant academic content.

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How our YourPace online programs save you time and money:

  • Prove your knowledge, move ahead—the faster you advance, the more you save
  • Flat tuition rate per 8-week session, no matter how many courses you complete
  • With no weekly deadlines, you control the speed of completion

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The University of Maine at Presque Isle is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

In this professional communication and journalism online program, you will learn to:

  • Communicate effectively in written and oral forms as appropriate to purpose, audience, and genre.
  • Conduct research, evaluate and utilize sources effectively.
  • Demonstrate practical application of coursework and engage in meaningful reflection.
  • Show professional and ethical responsibility within the field.
  • Successfully utilize principles of professional team building.
  • Successfully market, advocate, persuade, and produce evidence-based communication.

In this professional communication and journalism online program, you will learn to:+

  • Communicate effectively in written and oral forms as appropriate to purpose, audience, and genre.
  • Conduct research, evaluate and utilize sources effectively.
  • Demonstrate practical application of coursework and engage in meaningful reflection.
  • Show professional and ethical responsibility within the field.
  • Successfully utilize principles of professional team building.
  • Successfully market, advocate, persuade, and produce evidence-based communication.

In this professional communication and journalism online program, you will learn to:

  • Communicate effectively in written and oral forms as appropriate to purpose, audience, and genre.
  • Conduct research, evaluate and utilize sources effectively.
  • Demonstrate practical application of coursework and engage in meaningful reflection.
  • Show professional and ethical responsibility within the field.
  • Successfully utilize principles of professional team building.
  • Successfully market, advocate, persuade, and produce evidence-based communication.

In this professional communication and journalism online program, you will learn to:+

  • Communicate effectively in written and oral forms as appropriate to purpose, audience, and genre.
  • Conduct research, evaluate and utilize sources effectively.
  • Demonstrate practical application of coursework and engage in meaningful reflection.
  • Show professional and ethical responsibility within the field.
  • Successfully utilize principles of professional team building.
  • Successfully market, advocate, persuade, and produce evidence-based communication.

Career opportunities include:

  • Social Media Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Editor
  • Content Manager
  • Freelance Writer
  • Journalist
  • Communication Manager
  • Teacher
  • Writer & Author

Career opportunities include:+

  • Social Media Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Editor
  • Content Manager
  • Freelance Writer
  • Journalist
  • Communication Manager
  • Teacher
  • Writer & Author

$1,400 per sessionFlat-Rate Tuition

12 months*Duration

120Credit Hours

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UMPI is ranked among the Top 10 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with the least debt. – U.S. News & World Report, 2019.

"This program allows me to get classes done on my time that fits within my budget. It is a perfect program for those who have busy lives but want to complete a degree program at an affordable price."

-Meaghan Cote, UMPI YourPace Online Student

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Tuition

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The B.A. in English – Professional Communication & Journalism online program offers highly affordable tuition with a flat rate regardless of how many courses you complete each session. No hidden fees or extra textbook costs. The faster you finish, the more you save!

Tuition breakdown:

$1,400 per sessionFlat-Rate Tuition

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Calendar

See the schedule for this online program

There are six opportunities throughout the year to start your B.A. in English – Professional Communication & Journalism online program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline. Please note, application and document deadlines are the same. UMPI must receive all documents including official transcripts by the document deadline to be considered. Transcripts can often take 10 or more business days from the request date to be received by UMPI, please plan accordingly.

Now enrolling:

12/27/22Next Application Due Date

1/17/23Start Class

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TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 210/24/2210/4/2210/6/2210/19/2210/19/2212/16/228 weeks
Spring 11/17/2312/27/2212/29/221/10/231/11/233/10/238 weeks
Spring 23/13/232/21/232/23/233/7/233/8/235/5/238 weeks
Summer 15/8/234/19/234/20/235/2/235/3/236/30/238 weeks
Summer 27/3/236/14/236/15/236/27/236/28/238/25/238 weeks

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Admissions

Requirements for the online professional communication & journalism program

We’ve made the admission process simple and streamlined so it’s easier for you to get started. Those interested in earning their B.A. in English – Professional Communication & Journalism YourPace online degree from UMPI should have the equivalent of a high school diploma and possess some prior college credit and/or work experience.

Admission Requirements:

  • No Application Fee
  • Minimum 1.75 GPA

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Admissions Requirements and Guidelines for Undergraduate Programs

  • Students must be 20 years of age at the time of application.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (e.g., HiSet, GED)
  • Minimum cumulative college of GPA 1.75 from most recently attended institution
    • Submission of all official transcripts:Transcripts are only considered official if they are sent directly to UMPI from the granting institution or their electronic ordering service. Student-submitted transcripts are not accepted.
    • College credits with a cumulative GPA of less than a 1.75 must also submit a resume to indicate activities and experience post high school diploma (or equivalent). An interview may be required.
  • Students who do not have any college credits must submit the following:
    • Provide high school transcript, high school equivalency test (HiSet), or GED
    • A resume to indicate activities and experience post high school diploma (or equivalent)

Instructions for international students:

  • Students must be 20 years of age at the time of application
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES- or AICE-endorsed agency and sent from the agency directly to UMPI; evaluations often take a few weeks to process and must be received by the appropriate document deadline
  • International students are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL (71 IBT / 197 CBT / 530 PBT minimums) or IELTS (6.0 minimum) score. Students can obtain a waiver for this requirement if they come from an English-speaking country or have successfully completed a credit-bearing, college-level written/spoken English course (ESL courses do not fulfill this requirement). Documentation of English proficiency must be received by the appropriate document deadline.

**Student under 20 years of age do not meet the requirements for the YourPace programs. We do offer other programs that may meet your needs. If you would like more information about our traditional programs, please visit https://www.umpi.edu/academics/. You can also reach out to the Admissions Office at [emailprotected] or by calling 207.768.9532.

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Courses

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To earn your B.A. in English – Professional Communication & Journalism, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. Each course is built around a series of competencies. Once you have mastered the series, you complete the course. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.

The program includes 40 credit hours of general education courses, 46 credit hours of English core/Professional Communication and Journalism Concentration courses, and 34 credit hours of electives.

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English Requirements

Students must complete 21 credit hours of English core courses.

ENG 211: Introduction to Creative Writing

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the basic principles and practices of writing stories, poems, essays, and plays. Emphasis on selecting strong subjects, developing materials from life and from the imagination, and using fresh, exact details.

ENG 151: Introduction to Literature

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to understanding and interpretation of diverse literary texts in context. Some attention to literary techniques, critical perspective, and genre conventions. The course will include introduction in writing critical essays.

ENG 259: Contemporary World Literature

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to and survey of contemporary world literature. Particular attention given to postcolonial authors of the Caribbean, Africa, and the Indian sub-continent. Topics may include magical realism, the relationship of indigenous authors to metropolitan culture centers, postmodern and postcolonial identity, nationalism, and contemporary critical approaches to non-Western literature.

PCJ 180: Introduction to Professional Communication & Journalism

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

This is a course in “popular communication.” It teaches students about message and audience, hooking and keeping readers, viewers and listeners, writing the way they talk—only better. This is a standard course for programs in professional communication and journalism. It lays a solid foundation for later specialization and refinement.

ENG 241: Enlightenment and the Rise of Anglo-American Literatures & Cultures

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

Survey of Anglo-American literature emphasizing generic, cultural, and political developments in a trans-Atlantic context. Readings in autobiography, travel and slave narratives, lyric, narrative and mock-epic poetry, the essay and the novel

ENG 242: Modern & Contemporary Anglo-American Literatures & Cultures

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

Survey of realist, naturalist, modernist, and postmodernist literary movements in the context of industrial revolutions, imperialism, migration, and urbanization. Attention to the manner in which literature engages questions of national and individual identity, as well as racial, sexual, and ethnic difference.

ENG 391: Studies in the English Language

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

A study of the development of the English language from its earliest known stage to present-day British and American English. Consideration of aspects of sound, word formation, syntax, and vocabulary; and of cultural influences on linguistic change and social attitudes affecting usage. The course will acquaint the student with some of the concerns of linguistics, etymology, and philology.

Professional Communication and Journalism Concentration Requirements

Students must complete 25 credit hours of Professional Communication & Journalism concentration courses.

ART 108: Graphic Design

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

Students in this course will design graphic design artifacts, which may include, but is not limited to, brand development, brochures, stationary, and/ or poster design. Traditional and digital techniques will be used over the course of the semester.

PCJ 214: Magazine and Feature Writing

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

Class will help students tap into the infinite and lucrative magazine and newspaper feature writing market. Students will learn how to answer readers’ needs and find story ideas in everything. They’ll be out of the classroom, taking the community pulse. They’ll write for the U Times, Upcountry and other opportunities.

PCJ 215: Business Communications

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

Students will master the necessary communication skills to thrive in any business or professional area. They’ll become proficient in everything from phone etiquette, e-mail and memos, to proposals and presentations. They’ll get out of the classroom, partnering with an organization to apply what they’ve learned.

PCJ 315: Professional Communication

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

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Focus on writing as a profession. Review of such basics as e-mail, memos, phone etiquette, reports, proposals. Progress into more complex venues such as advocacy communication, communication audits, and focus groups. Students will work with clients producing communication products the organizations will use and enhance student profiles.

PCJ 316: Advanced Professional Communication

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

Further development of professional communication skills for those with targeted career goals. Course focus varies: will emphasize such advanced advocacy communications as proposals, grants, annual reports, overarching communication plans, focus groups and sophisticated presentations skills. Will work with real world partners.

PCJ 396: Field Experience Practicum

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

Students will act as professional communicators out in the field. They may work in traditional journalism areas or focus upon other aspects of professional communication. Through guided autonomy, they’ll produce professional quality work for partners and demonstrate their ability to serve as successful communication practitioners. Course may be repeated once for credit.

EPCJ 493: Teaching & Learning in a Proficiency-Based System

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

Students will demonstrate a deep understanding of Message, Audience, Support, Ethics and Venue through discussions and presentations. They’ll prepare professional portfolios. Students will develop effective resumes and cover letters. They’ll prepare to interview and fill jobs. This course provides the last steps to becoming a professional.

BUS 240: Change Management

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

This course will analyze the forces that drive organizations to change, examine impediments to change, and survey a range of approaches for making organizational change more effective. This course provides practical skills for managing and leading change in your personal life and within any organization.

BUS 260: Leadership

Duration: 8 weeks

Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on understanding the nature of leadership in professional environments. Students will examine the characteristics, roles, and functions of an effective leader allowing them to lead and manage change successfully. Major theories of leadership are discussed and students will learn to think critically about best practices and applications.

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FAQs

Is BA Communication a degree? ›

A bachelor's degree in communication introduces undergraduates to topics like technical communication, mass communication, and public relations. The degree uses assignments and projects to strengthen students' interpersonal and critical-thinking skills while building strong communication abilities.

What are the majors in BA Communication? ›

BA Communication is a Mass Communication-based program that covers fields in Journalism, Development Communication, Broadcasting, Communication Research, Multi-Media Studies, Film, Public Relations, Advertising, and the creative arts like theater and stage performance.

What does BA in communication mean? ›

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication (BA) is an interdisciplinary program that will develop your knowledge of media, cultural studies, and business alongside theoretical and practical skills.

Is BA Communication hard? ›

About my college education: Hailed as the premier and flagship national University, it is but logical to surmise that BA Comm Arts in UPLB is a difficult degree to finish. The curriculum is in-depth and all-encompassing when it comes to the field of communications.

What do BA journalists study? ›

Some of the major subjects that are taught during the entirety of the course includes Functional English, Communicative English, Fundamentals of Computer, Newspaper management and Creative Journalistic Writing.

What is the easiest course in college? ›

CollegeVine's Top Easiest Majors
  1. Business Administration. Average GPA: 3.2.
  2. Psychology. Average GPA: 3.3. ...
  3. Education. Average GPA: 3.6. ...
  4. Social Work. Average GPA: 3.4. ...
  5. Public Relations & Advertising. Average GPA: 3.0. ...
  6. Criminal Justice. Average GPA: 3.1. ...
  7. Journalism. Average GPA: 3.2. ...
  8. Economics. Average GPA: 3.0. ...
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How long is a Bachelor of Arts communications? ›

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication (BA Comm) is a four-year undergraduate program intended to prepare aspiring media practitioners and communication professionals into becoming principled, competitive leaders in their future careers.

How can I improve my communication skills with BA? ›

Simple hacks to improve your business analyst communication skills
  1. Employ good email etiquette.
  2. Always include the question you are answering.
  3. Use the passive voice.
  4. Pay attention.
  5. Write and speak clearly.
  6. Know your communication weakness – and mitigate against it!

What is the highest paying job in communications? ›

Highest Earning Jobs for Graduates with a Communications Degree. With an average salary of $176,126 per year, chief executives and legislators top the list of highest-earning jobs for communications majors, followed by sales managers with $125,577 per year and advertising sales agents with $111,521.

Can you be a journalist with a communications degree? ›

While digital media may be the new norm, that hasn't changed the need for effective written communication. The writing skills you gain through your communications degree can open up opportunities for jobs in journalism, technical writing, book authoring, or publishing.

Which BA is hardest? ›

What Are the 10 Most Difficult College Majors?
  • Chemistry – 2.78 GPA.
  • Mathematics – 2.90.
  • Economics – 2.95.
  • Biology – 3.02.
  • Geology – 3.03.
  • Philosophy – 3.08.
  • Finance – 3.08.
  • Physics – 3.10.
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What is the hardest part of communication? ›

The Hardest Part About Communicating: Listening.

What is the most difficult type of communication? ›

Therefore, Mass communication is most difficult in gearing messages to an audience. Interpersonal communication is defined as the spoken or non-verbal exchange of information, ideas, and feelings between two or more individuals.

Can I get job after BA journalism? ›

Graduates can start working in various advertising agencies, broadcasting corporations, radio telecasting companies, magazines.

Is BA in journalism good? ›

The industry of journalism and mass communication offers a wide range of opportunities. For both BJMC and BA Journalism, candidates will be able to pursue lucrative job opportunities. Apart from lucrative job options, the prospects of both the courses, in terms of higher education, are also high.

What is the easiest bachelor degree? ›

The 16 Easiest College Majors – 2023 Rankings
  • Psychology.
  • Criminal Justice.
  • English.
  • Education.
  • Religious Studies.
  • Social Work.
  • Sociology.
  • Communications.
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What is the easiest bachelor's degree to get online? ›

Easiest Majors and Degrees to Get Online
  • Business. Online business degrees prepare learners for diverse careers. ...
  • Liberal Arts. Liberal arts programs hone critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills. ...
  • Education. ...
  • English. ...
  • Nursing. ...
  • Criminal Justice. ...
  • Psychology. ...
  • Agriculture Science.

Which degree is easiest to get a job? ›

8 Easy Degrees That Pay Well
  • Business Administration. Business administration is one major that is usually considered “easy.” Some programs will also only take 3 years to finish! ...
  • English. ...
  • Human Resources. ...
  • Criminal Justice. ...
  • Marketing. ...
  • Supply Chain Management. ...
  • Psychology. ...
  • Communication.
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What is the difference between a BA and a BS in communications? ›

The main difference between the BA and the BS is the subject matter. BA degree coursework tends to focus on critical thinking, communication, and holistic learning, whereas BS degree coursework tends to focus on logic, reasoning, and quantitative skills. Otherwise, the two are not that different.

Does BA communication have board exam? ›

The number of hours required may differ in each university. The AB in Communication program does not have a board examination. However, graduates may opt to take the Civil Service Examination (CSE) conducted by the Philippine Civil Service Commission (PCSC) to qualify in working in government offices.

Why is it called a Bachelor of Arts? ›

Bachelor of arts (BA or AB; from the Latin baccalaureus artium, baccalaureus in artibus, or artium baccalaureus) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate program in the arts, or, in some cases, other disciplines.

What degree pays highest? ›

Highest Paying Jobs With a Bachelor's Degree
RankMajorMid-Career Pay
Rank:1Petroleum EngineeringMid-Career Pay:$187,300
2Operations Research & Industrial EngineeringMid-Career Pay:$170,400
3Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS)Mid-Career Pay:$159,300
4Interaction DesignMid-Career Pay:$155,800
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Which degree is most useful? ›

25 of the most valuable majors for college students
  • Biomedical engineering. ...
  • Computer science. ...
  • Marine engineering. ...
  • Pharmaceutical sciences. ...
  • Computer engineering. ...
  • Electrical engineering. ...
  • Finance. ...
  • Software engineering.

Which degree is best in future? ›

Here are some fields that are expected to have growth potential and continue to develop.
  • Engineering. Engineering is a large scientific branch focused on the practical design and building of structures or machines. ...
  • Healthcare. ...
  • Psychology. ...
  • Computer Science. ...
  • Business. ...
  • Information Technology. ...
  • Accounting. ...
  • Economics & Finance.

How can I improve my English communication fast? ›

7 Ways to Quickly Improve Your English Language Skills
  1. Watch movies in English. ...
  2. Immerse yourself in English language news. ...
  3. Start a vocabulary book of useful words. ...
  4. Have conversations in English. ...
  5. Practice, practice, practice. ...
  6. Curiosity doesn't always kill the cat. ...
  7. Don't forget to have fun while you learn.

Why is BA communication Important? ›

A BA communications degree is a great way to open the doors of opportunity across the realms of advertising, marketing, media, sales, PR, journalism, editing and more. Studies have shown that those who can communicate are more likely to get considered for promotions.

How can I communicate more fluently? ›

8 Essential Tips for Clear Communication in English
  1. Keep talking. ...
  2. Find a good speaking rhythm. ...
  3. Make sure you're understood. ...
  4. Repeat what you're told. ...
  5. Ask clarifying questions. ...
  6. Watch your body language. ...
  7. Use appropriate language. ...
  8. Practice empathy.
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What is the 1 highest paying job? ›

Obstetricians and Gynecologists

What is the largest paid job? ›

Highest Paying Occupations
OCCUPATION2021 MEDIAN PAY
General internal medicine physiciansThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year
Family medicine physiciansThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year
Emergency medicine physiciansThis wage is equal to or greater than $208,000 per year
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What 3 fields have the highest paid salaries? ›

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  • Anesthesiologist. #1 in Best Paying Jobs. ...
  • Surgeon. #2 in Best Paying Jobs. ...
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist. #3 in Best Paying Jobs. ...
  • Orthodontist. #4 in Best Paying Jobs. ...
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. #5 in Best Paying Jobs. ...
  • Physician. #6 in Best Paying Jobs. ...
  • Psychiatrist. #7 in Best Paying Jobs. ...
  • Prosthodontist.

Is journalism a difficult degree? ›

The general consensus is that journalism is not a particularly hard degree to earn. As a matter of fact, it is #7 in the Top Easiest Majors by CollegeVine.

What qualifications do you need to be journalist? ›

You'll need:
  • knowledge of English language.
  • knowledge of media production and communication.
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail.
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure.
  • excellent written communication skills.
  • excellent verbal communication skills.
  • ambition and a desire to succeed.

Does a journalism degree pay well? ›

Journalism major graduates in the US make on average $53,479 annually or $25.71 hourly. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $28,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $100,000. Professional companies and technology companies have the most job opportunities for journalism major graduates.

What is a communications degree considered? ›

A communications degree is developed to teach effective communication and how it applies to industries such as business, media, and law, among others. It can be considered as an interdisciplinary program as it involves coursework in marketing, advertising, journalism, public relations, and more.

What is a BA degree called? ›

B.A. – Bachelor of Arts degree

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is the most common among undergraduate degrees and usually takes three to four years to complete.

Is a communication degree an AA or AS? ›

Students can choose to earn an associate of arts degree, an associate of science degree, or an associate of applied science degree in communications.

What is the difference between communications BA and BS? ›

The main difference between the BA and the BS is the subject matter. BA degree coursework tends to focus on critical thinking, communication, and holistic learning, whereas BS degree coursework tends to focus on logic, reasoning, and quantitative skills. Otherwise, the two are not that different.

What is the easiest degree to get? ›

The 16 Easiest College Majors – 2023 Rankings
  • Psychology.
  • Criminal Justice.
  • English.
  • Education.
  • Religious Studies.
  • Social Work.
  • Sociology.
  • Communications.
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Is a degree in communications easy? ›

Communications is just as hard as any other major. But these people mistakenly confuse this with enjoyment. Yes, studying Communications is hard, but I don't know anyone who doesn't love it, no matter what their focus is.

Does a BA or BS make more money? ›

Bachelor of science graduates earn more—at first

According to Emolument, a salary comparison tool, right out of the gate Americans with a BS degree earn about 17% more on average than those with a BA degree. The technical skills often associated with a BS are in high demand.

What is higher than a BA? ›

Once you've completed your bachelor's degree, you're eligible to enroll in a master's degree program to earn what is referred to as a graduate degree.

What are the 4 types of degrees? ›

There are generally four categories of college degrees: associate degree, bachelor's degree, graduate degree, and doctorate or professional degree. Each category comes with its own particular subcategories, and there are some subtle differences between a doctorate and a professional degree.

Which is better an AA or AS degree? ›

In essence, A.A. degrees are of a more general nature and can help students further their education or enter various occupational fields. A.S. degrees are more narrowly focused and may require students to take on additional courses when they wish to expand their studies.

Is an Associate's degree in communications worth it? ›

Yes, a communication degree is worth it for many students. Media and communication jobs are projected to grow at a rate of 4% in the next 10 years (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Common careers in this field include film and video editors, announcers, public relations, news reporters, and authors.

Whats a better degree AAS or as? ›

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree prepares graduates to enter a career immediately after graduation and have been considered terminal degrees. Most AS degrees are transfer degrees as they provide an academic foundation.

Do employers prefer BA or BS? ›

The short answer is no. Employers and graduate school admissions officers rarely care which type of Bachelor's degree you were awarded. They care far more about which major you pursued, where you went to school, the fact that you have a bachelor's degree at all, and how you performed in your classes.

Do jobs Prefer BA or BS? ›

Employers typically don't look at whether you have a BA degree or a BS degree as long as your degree corresponds to your field; both types of degrees are typically available in fields like psychology, accounting, and business. The primary difference lies in the courses that you'll encounter as part of the curriculum.

Is a BS more respected than a BA? ›

In short, no. There's no type of bachelor degree that's seen as "better" or harder to earn by all employers and grad schools. Both BA and BS degrees require hard work and skills across multiple areas.

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