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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.

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.

Students planning to enroll in the Communication and Media degree at Harper University Center are strongly encouraged to complete the IAI General Education Core at their community college as well as the equivalents to the following DePaul courses prior to their enrollment in the program:

  • CMN 102 Intro to Mass Communication
  • CMN 104 Public Speaking
  • PRAD Principles in Advertising or PRAD 255 Public Relations
  • JOUR 275 Intro to Journalism

After enrolling at Harper University Center, 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.