Become familiar with the evolving mass communications field while gaining hands-on experience in news writing, broadcast and more.

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 5/08/2024
Course Length: 8 Weeks
Estimated Length: 2 Years
Credit Hours: 60
Cost Per Credit: $424
Accreditation: SACSCOC

A.S. Mass Communication Overview

Campbellsville’s online mass communications degree allows you to explore the fundamentals of mass media and how it plays a role in today’s society. The program equips you with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to land a job in this demanding and evolving field. Taught by faculty members who have real-world experience, the online degree also provides the flexibility and convenience of being able to study on your own time.

Our online mass communications degree covers the basics of radio and television broadcasting, digital media, reporting and news writing. You will learn about the various types of mass media and how they have evolved throughout the years, along with how they affect individuals and influence society. The program further uncovers the regulations related to this field. You’ll discover how to appropriately utilize social media, as well as how to produce photographs that tell stories. The program covers public relations, including communication strategies, crisis communication and international public relations. Additionally, you will discover how to write and edit stories for print and broadcast while adhering to the Associated Press Stylebook.

The degree requires a one-hour practicum course, in which you will complete 45 hours of work. Campbellsville has its own school newspaper, radio and television stations through which you can complete the practicum. You can also take the practicum through the university’s public relations office or other media outlet.

Campbellsville University offers one of the best private school mass communications programs in the nation. Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Course Map

The two-year online mass communications degree consists of 60 credit hours. You can choose two out of five elective choices in order to complete the degree. The program also requires a practicum course.

Admissions Requirements

In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited mass communications degree, prospective students must submit or complete the following:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Submit copies of official transcripts from each college or university previously or currently attended. A complete record of all courses attempted must also be included.
  3. If transferring less than 24 credit hours, submit official high school transcript.

Costs & Financial Aid

The mass communications degree costs $424 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.

Careers in Mass Communications

Graduates of Campbellsville's online mass communications degree can apply their knowledge to several careers. Potential career outcomes include:

  • Social media communications specialist
  • Public relations specialist
  • Brand manager
  • News reporter
  • Newscaster
  • Media planner

Why CU Online?

Focused on Your Growth

Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.

Faith-Based Education

Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.

Affordable and Convenient

Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format, so you can study whenever and wherever you want.


Campbellsville University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Campbellsville University.

Benefits of Learning Online

Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.

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