In an online press release, the school revealed that a new online Bachelor of Arts degree program in media studies will be available for students to take starting next fall.
"This innovative program provides a new option for students who want and need the flexibility offered by a fully online program," Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan said in the press released. "It will enable students around the world to take advantage of the world-class education offered by the Cronkite School and ASU, giving a broad-based liberal arts education with a focus on mass communication and media studies."
Students in the program will still be required to complete ASU's general education requirement, but will also have to take a core media and society class along with a media studies-based elective (International Mass Communication, Political Communication, Sports and Media and Visual Communication are just a few of the available options).
The program includes a star-studded cast of faculty members in the field of media studies, including Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Doig, who formerly wrote for the Miami Herald.