Global Media

Bachelor of Arts


Best Online Bachelor's Program in the Nation

- U.S. News & World Report, 2021

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500
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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 and research skills.

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*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: Principles of Global Media
GLO 201: Visual Journalism
GLO 301: Media, Cultures, & Societies
GLO 535: Global Media Ethics & Diversity
GLO 404: Freedom of Expression & the Right to Information
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

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