Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University Introduces Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of post-secondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, announced today that Ashford University has introduced a new Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. 

The degree is part of a greater effort to provide programs for those students who are interested in the many fields related to journalism and mass communications. Students will develop the skills necessary to become news analysts, directors, reporters, producers and more. They will also be given a solid foundation for entering the fields of marketing, advertising and communications. 

"Our innovative journalism program aims to prepare students for careers in a field that is rapidly changing due to the impact of communications technologies, while still embodying the principles of traditional journalism," said Dr. Curt Lowe, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences for Ashford University. 

"Students completing this degree program will be prepared to enter the evolving field of journalism with an understanding of convergence relative to the medium of mass communications," added Dr. Jim Jeremiah, vice president of Academic Affairs for Ashford University. "The program will focus on global journalism, the new concept of convergence, and 'citizen journalists' who contribute their real-time observations through the technologies of cell phone and internet video, email, blogs, microblogs, and many other modalities of instant communication." 

The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications is currently available online at Ashford University. It does not include any additional professional licensures or certifications. 

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools ( The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513. 

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies - deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations at 858.668.2580.