Anita S. Krishnakumar

Communications Arts / Government and Politics, Bachelor of Science / Master of Arts

Mass Communication

St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies
Queens Campus, Staten Island Campus


To succeed in the rapidly changing world of media devoted to informing the public about governmental and political processes, you’ll need to understand how both government and the media work. The dual B.S./M.A. program in Communication Arts and Government and Politics will provide you with this knowledge and allow you to complete both degrees in just five years of full-time study.

While still working toward your undergraduate Communication Arts degree, you’ll enroll in four approved graduate courses in Government and Politics. These courses will still apply to your bachelor’s degree if for any reason you do not wish to continue at the master’s level after four years.

Dean Contacts

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Graduate Division
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College of Professional Studies, Undergraduate Division

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Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this dual degree program.

Career Outcomes

In the dual B.S./M.A. program in Communication Arts and Government and Politics, you’ll learn how to present government and political issues through a wide range of media, including: social and mobile media, television and radio broadcasting, advertising, and public relations. With your knowledge of the business, marketing, and management involved in media as well as the governmental structures and forces at play, you’ll be a desirable candidate for careers related to public media, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies, public relations, marketing, lobbying and special interests, and more.