Arizona State University Reviews - Bachelor's in Communications
Review of Communications Bachelors Degrees
During my undergrad I studied Communications. I highly enjoyed the program as there was a wide variety of courses that were engaging and informational. The courses were challenging as they forced you to work within diverse situations. For example, there was a small group communication class in which all projects and grades were a group effort. The course was a great learning experience because in most careers you have coworkers that you are required to work with in some aspect. I also greatly enjoyed the courses that focused on specific types of communication such as non-verbal communication, the difference in gender communication because these courses helped me to understand how different people from different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds communication differs. This greatly helped me in my field of work because I often worked with many different types of people. Overall, I really enjoyed the program.
ASU overall is a good school. However, the teachers aren't all that great. One in particular was the worst teacher I have ever taken classes from at any school across my entire life in school. When I filed a grievance they sided with him even after I provided proof. Then they tried to turn the whole thing around on me and out the blame on the student. Some of the professor are great but others are straight up crazy. They grade you down for honest mistakes, dont give good feedback and have PMS half the time. I'd save your money and go to a real college.
The Cronkite School effectively prepares students for careers in communications as it trains its students in a variety of skills and multimedia talents. There is an emphasis on broadcast, in response to its namesake, and public relations students are a little neglected. However, the director of the public relations program, Dr. Fran Matera, creates valuable and diverse opportunities for her students to support them and allow them to succeed.
I attended Arizona State University (ASU) for three and a half years to obtain a Bachelors in Communication. My time with ASU is continuing, as I am pursuing a Masters in Technical Communication with ASU online. My desire to remain at ASU stems from their consistent and expansive resources. I have several academic advisors and success coaches that reach out to offer advice, career planning, and simply to follow-up with me post-grad. It truly is a wonderful feeling to know that as an alumni and current student, my success is a top priority. Likewise, I have greatly appreciated the on-campus/online mix of courses. I started as a full-time, on-campus student during my first year as an undergraduate. The Downtown Phoenix campus is beautiful and full of culture. The resources offered in ways of technology, study rooms and libraries, classrooms, and the availability of entertainment and food made it a fun and exciting location. I married my second year of college, and decided to complete my degree online while working nearly full-time. The transition was smooth and simple. The online courses are just as interactive and educational as face-to-face courses; the same expectation of hard work is demanded by students, and professors are just as concerned for students' well-being. The availability of online courses made it easy to find relevant and interesting courses. Another important aspect regarding ASU has been their scholarship and financial resources. Their scholarship search website is what led me to this website; like most students, I am struggling to pay tuition. I am eternally grateful to ASU for leading me to resources to continue my education.
Arizona State University prides itself on giving each and every student a unique experience. I think that each degree program and each campus is set up in a way to make you feel as though you've found your home. There was never a question I couldn't get answered, never a professor who didn't want to help. I enjoyed my experience beginning to end.
I attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and it provided me with diverse skills to prepare for me for an ever-changing workforce. They provided me with support in many areas. There is a diverse set of classes that correlate with many interests and skills.
I believe that in order to have an effective learning experience at ASU in the Mass Communication program, on campus is where you need to be. You really need to be involved and learn from experiences and surroundings. I was unable to attend on campus classes and did not participate in school events and lost out on many opportunities.
Arizona State University has a diverse student body. It accepts students from multiple backgrounds, both international and domestic. The staff and faculty at the Hugh Downs School for Communication are knowledgeable in their field with a passion to teach. Whether it is teaching a specific topic a professor has researched or a course the program requires students to take, there is always an open door policy to have one on one interactions with the instructors. The university has a large campus with numerous amenities, both recreational and academic, to make it more comfortable for students living on campus. Likewise, students who commute are also offered the same services to help them thrive during their college career and adjust to post-secondary education. The Hugh Downs School's advisers are knowledgeable and extremely helpful when it comes to answering questions about staying on track for graduation. Overall, the institution offers a safe and friendly environment for students while still encouraging a level of professionalism and academic achievement.
ASU is a great university with a myriad of opportunities that can accommodate just about anything a student desires to accomplish. The faculty is great and the curriculum really prepared me well for my career. I think the networking opportunities are second to none and if you take advantage of all ASU has to offer, there are no doubts you can get to where you want to be.
ASU really felt like a place that wanted me to succeed. There were endless resources from the career coaches to the program advisor that made sure I was on the right track and taking the right classes to be able to graduate in four years. I actually graduated early utilizing this program. There were tutoring centers all across campus and the faculty all had times during the week where you could go into there office and talk to them one on one which I thought was really cool for the big classes and the online ones. I was very happy with my educational experience at ASU