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Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication: Media & Society

Why Choose an Online Communications Degree?

Make a statement with your education. Telecommunication: Media & Society majors find a greater purpose by finding the greater meaning in the mass media that surrounds us.

Journalism and Communications
Degree Type
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication
Major Telecommunication

The UF Online Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication: Media & Society prepares students who want a strong foundation in communication skills and are interested in studying traditional and digital media and their effect on society.

This online communications degree is ideal for students who want strong communication and analytical skills to prepare them for law school, graduate study or who aspire to careers in areas such as sports, health, environment, politics, international communication or the corporate world. Students enrolling in this major may not necessarily aspire to a career focused on print or broadcast journalism, advertising or public relations. Graduates with a Telecommunications degree can consider jobs in international communications, marketing, research and media campaigning.

Telecommunications at the University of Florida is one of the country’s premiere programs in electronic mass media. Media and Society as a specialization focuses on the theories, methods and techniques used to play, produce and distribute audio and video programs and messages; personnel and facilities management; marketing and distribution; media regulations, law and policy; and principles of broadcast technology. It prepares graduates to work in media organizations and those organizations that use electronic media, such as political campaigns, government, education and business.

Our program is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) and offers an excellent education in electronic mass media.


What professions will a degree in Telecommunications prepare me for?

  • Advertising Broadcast Producer
  • Broadcast News Analyst
  • Content Strategist
  • Copywriter
  • Director of Communications and Digital Strategy
  • Editorial Manager
  • Journalist
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Radio Producer
  • Technical Communicator

Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.

What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?

Competitive upper division applicants (students who have 60 or more college credits earned) should have at least a 2.5 overall GPA and have completed all of the below courses with at least a 2.5 GPA:

  • Argument and Persuasion (ENC 1102)
  • American History since 1877 (AMH 2020)
  • American Federal Government (POS 2041)
  • Introduction to Statistics (STA 2023)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 2013)
    • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO2023) may be substituted for ECO2013


  • Effective Spring 2021: Applicants may be conditionally admitted if they meet all of the following criteria:
    • Have been out of school for at least one semester
    • Have at least a 3.0 overall GPA
    • Have completed 3 out of the 5 prerequisite courses, two of which must be Argument and Persuasion (ENC1102) and Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO2013). Principles of Microeconomics (ECO2023) may be substituted for ECO 2013.
  • All courses taken to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in courses taken to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.


At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.

UF Online’s Telecommunication program places a nationally ranked degree at your convenience, for a fraction of the cost of comparable degree programs. As an accredited program by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) UF’s Telecomm program is among the 80 radio-TV programs recognized nationally. That means that we have been measured against a rigorous national standard, and through our curriculum, we are regarded among the best. As a UF graduate from the College of Journalism and Communications, you will have access to a vast network of recognized professions and the ability to connect with a dedicated group of faculty members.

Designed for students whose commitments make traditional campus attendance impractical, our online program stands at the forefront, providing flexible academic options with the same elite faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same elite degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.