Coursework Preparation: Communication and Media (BA)

DePaul University and Harper College have created a partnership to provide degree programs popular at both schools to students on Harper College’s campus through Harper’s University Center.

As a Communication and Media major, you should complete the associate degree or the IAI - General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) and a few introductory courses in Communication and Media at Harper College. After beginning DePaul’s cohort program, the majority of classes you'll take will be Communication and Media courses.

BA in Communication and Media

The BA in Communication and Media is a good fit for you if you've studied in the Mass Communication program at Harper, or taken similar courses at a different school, and you wish to have a broad based understanding of communication.

You should complete MCM 130 Introduction to Journalism and MCM 233 Introduction to Public Relations at Harper College, or equivalent courses at another school. These two courses are required as a Communication and Media major; you'll need to complete them prior to enrolling in the DePaul cohort sequence.

After completing your studies at Harper, you'll complete approximately 24 courses at DePaul in:

  • communication
  • journalism
  • public relations and advertising
  • media and cinema studies
  • an experiential learning and capstone course
  • general education and elective courses

You will need to earn 192 quarter hours for a DePaul’s bachelor degree which you will have, or be very close to having, after completing these courses.

DePaul’s classes in this program are scheduled to meet Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday and Thursday mornings as a full-time program.  Some courses are offered online to allow you increased flexibility.