Media and Communication Major Requirements


Please Note: The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current Media and Communication program information, including requirements and course descriptions.


B.A. in Media and Communication

Required Courses (10 credits)

  • COMM 100 - Introduction to Mass Communication
  • COMM 295 - Multimedia Writing
  • COMM 322 - COMM Careers Seminar (1 credit course)
  • COMM 420 - Communication Seminar

Oral Presentation (3 credits)

Choose ONE. Others may be taken as electives.*

  • COMM 250 - Speech Communication
  • COMM 353 - Public Speaking
  • COMM 354 - Interviewing

Media Perspectives (3 credits)

Choose ONE. Others may be taken as electives.*

  • COMM 205 - P3 Media Issues in Contemporary Culture
  • COMM 264 - P1 History of Television and Radio
  • COMM 270 - Introduction to Public Relations
  • COMM 281 - Introduction to Advertising
  • COMM 326 - Media Literacy
  • COMM 346 - Media Law
  • COMM 347 - P3 International Communication & Media
  • COMM 367 - Emergent Media & Web Culture

Visual Presentation (3 credits)

Choose ONE. Others may be taken as electives.*

  • COMM 231 - Introduction to Video Production
  • COMM 236 - Photo I: Art Photography
  • COMM 269 - Web Design
  • COMM 309 - Design & Publishing
  • COMM 332 - Television Production
  • COMM 336 - Photo II: Media & Documentary
  • COMM 431 - Advanced Video Production
  • COMM 468 - Advanced Web Design

*After the particular area requirement is met from among listed courses, other courses in that area may be taken as electives.

Electives (18 credits)

Any six courses from a wide selection of conceptual and skills-based courses, including additional courses from the area requirement lists, may be chosen. Students with well-defined career interests in a traditional media area may elect to concentrate among courses in advertising, broadcasting/media production, journalism, or public relations. However, formal paths or concentrations are not required and students, in consultation with an academic advisor, should select a set of electives best tailored to their career goals. Students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one internship (COMM 490) for elective credit.

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