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Bachelor of Arts in Emerging Media

Graduates will be well-versed in emerging media, its role in communication and the human processes by which emerging media are developed, marketed, used and inevitably shaped and reshaped by users.

The Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Arts degree in Emerging Media is issued by USC Aiken, one of USC's senior campuses.


Palmetto College's Bachelor of Arts in Emerging Media is designed to help students become ethical and competent communicators who can use their knowledge of communication to enhance their individual and professional development, improve their personal relationships, and effectively serve their communities.
Students will:
  • Develop strong oral and written communication skills
  • Learn how to work well within a team
  • Gain familiarity with various technologies
  • Learn about both traditional and new forms of communication to be a better communicator in relationships, on teams, at work, and through social media.

Click here to view the curriculum.


Why a bachelor's degree in emerging media?

Through a bachelor's degree in emerging media, students learn the practical application of the theory and art of communication. Through coursework that focuses on visual, multimedia, written, spoken and interpersonal communication, students are well prepared for the competitive job market. Graduates can enter into fields such as sales, marketing, media, customer relations, public relations, law, and health care.


Prerequisites & Requirements

To apply for this online degree program, students must have:

  • 45-60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Recommended completion of the following courses:
    • Composition
    • Composition and Literature
    • Natural Science with a Lab
    • Two Social or Behavioral Science courses
    • Humanities course
    • World Civilization
    • American History or American Government


Program Length

If you're a full-time student, the program should take about 2 years -- the same as if you were attending class in-person. If you work, you may need to take a lighter course load. Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.


Ready to get started?

New terms begin six times per year. Follow the application instructions for this degree to start the enrollment process.

If you have questions or would like an unofficial pre-evaluation of your college work before applying please call, chat, or email us today! Our trained representatives can create a plan that takes into account your earned credits and your unique circumstances.

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