Begin Date: Summer Session 1997
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
The B.A. major in Communication and Media Studies helps prepare students for careers in broadcasting, corporate communication, journalism, and public relations by providing an interdisciplinary study of spoken, written, visual, and technically mediated messages. The major offers a liberal arts background with emphasis in mass media studies and corporate communication.
For the B.A. degree in Communication and Media Studies, a minimum of 124 credits is required.
COMMUNICATION MINOR: Students must select 18 credits in COMM, COMMU, and SPCOM courses [excluding COMM 150(3), COMMU 001(1), 003(1), and SPCOM 100 GWS(3)]. At least 6 of the 18 credits must be at the 400 level.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 9-12 credits
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 42-45 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (24 credits)
CMPBD 100(3), COMMU 312(3), 383(3) (Sem: 1-6)
SPCOM 230(3) (Sem: 3-4)
COMMU 301(3), 305(3), 325(3), 401W(3) (Sem: 3-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-9 credits)
COMMU 400(3) or 402 DF(3); 494(3) or 495(6) (Sem: 7-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from a school-approved list (6 credits must be taken at the 400 level) (Sem: 3-8)
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1997
Blue Sheet Item #: 25-02-074
Review Date: 6/8/99 (General Education Update)