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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communications Media/Media Studies, BS

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The Media Studies Track seeks to broadly educate students in communications media by encouraging them to develop their communication skills, written, oral, and visual. Courses include components to develop critical thinking, collaboration, and research skills. The flexibility of the program allows students to explore a range of courses in media theory, criticism, culture, and current media issues. Beginning level production courses introduce concepts of producing media messages.

With 21 credits of required out of department electives, Communications Media students in the Media Studies and Media Production Tracks are highly encouraged to pursue a minor in another program that complements their degree in Communications Media.

Liberal Studies: 46-47

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:

Mathematics: 3

Social Science:

Liberal Studies Electives: 6

  • no COMM courses or courses cross-listed with COMM

Major: 45

Writing-Intensive Course: 3

  • One writing-intensive COMM course Credits: 3

Controlled Electives: 15

Other COMM elective courses including courses from the above lists not taken as part of those requirements. At least 9 credits must be of 300 level or higher. COMM 493 -Internship may be taken for 9 credits.

Other Requirements: 21

  • Only courses outside Communications Media. At least 9 credits must be of 300 level or higher. A minor is strongly encouraged.

Free Electives: 7-8

Total Degree Requirements: 120

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