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Global Media

Bachelor of Arts

Top 3%

Online Bachelor's Program in the Nation

- U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

College of Social And Behavioral Sciences

Program Details

How do various forms of media connect the global community to the challenges of the day, including climate change, poverty, inequality, the pandemic, political discord and record numbers of refugees?

Explore these questions and more alongside faculty who have worked with news media agencies and other organizations around the world. You will have the opportunity to build analytical skills, coupled with conceptual knowledge of real-time and emerging issues like digital inequity, surveillance, censorship and propaganda. Your studies will focus on political, cultural, social and economic influences on global media through a broad selection of courses.

Building a deep professional knowledge of the wide range of influences on media will prepare you to engage with and meet the grand challenges of our time. You will graduate equipped to step into jobs in nonprofit organizations, think tanks, government, politics, intergovernmental agencies and other entities that require sophisticated writing, analytical, verbal, digital and research skills.

Visit the Studies of Global Media website in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

This College of Social and Behavioral Sciences major requires a minor (or double major).

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

GLO 101: Studies of Global Media: Origins and Approaches
GLO 301: Media, Cultures, & Societies
GLO 460: Disinformation & Information Security in a Global Media Context



Earning your Bachelor of Arts in Global Media will build core skills, including:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Cultural understanding
  • Decision making
  • Intercultural communication
  • Media literacy
  • Problem solving
  • Public speaking
  • Research
  • Social awareness
  • Writing and communication