Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Media Communications

Degree Requirements 

48 Required credit hours in the Major (16 courses)
36 General Education credit hours (12 courses)
44 Elective credit hours (15 courses)
Portfolio Review

Required Courses
EMPD 1000 Introduction to Media Production   3 CR
JOUR 1030 Fundamentals of Reporting, or  3 CR
MEDC 1050 Introduction to Media Writing 3 CR
MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communications  3 CR
MEDC 1630 Media Literacy 3 CR
MEDC 2200 Ethics in the Media 3 CR
MEDC 3190 Introduction to Media Research 3 CR
MEDC 4100 The Law and the Media 3 CR
MEDC 4620 Senior Overview, or 3 CR
MEDC 4950 Professional Media Practicum  3 CR
 Two of the following
MEDC 1500 Applied Media Aesthetics  3 CR
MEDC 2800 Cultural Diversity in the Media  3 CR
MEDC 3260 International Communications 3 CR
SPCM 1280 Interpersonal Communication 3 CR
One of the following
ADVT 1940 Introduction to Marketing Communications 3 CR
AUDI 1000 Audio Production I 3 CR
BJRN 2410 Introduction to Radio-TV Journalism 3 CR
INTM 1600 Introduction to Interactive Media 3 CR
PBRL 2920 Writing for Public Relations 3 CR
PHOT 1000 Photo I 3 CR
SCPT 2900 Scriptwriting 3 CR
VIDE 1810 Video Production I 3 CR

Plus an additional 15 credits in the School of Communications (or in courses that are required courses for School of Communications majors, such as BUSN 1200, INTL 2030, MNGT 3500, and MNGT 3510). At least 9 of those credits must be in a single area, and of those 9 credits 6 must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Portfolio Review

Students pursuing the Media Communications major must be accepted into the School of Communications through the portfolio review process. The portfolio review is a formal presentation of the student’s best work to a panel of faculty. It is a review of intermediate work, not senior level work.

Students must submit their portfolios after successfully completing the following courses:

EMPD 000 Introduction to Media Production 3 CR
MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communications 3 C

Media Communications Minor

  • Journalism
    MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communications
    Plus an additional 15 credits in journalism.
     
  • Media Communications
    MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communications
    Plus an additional 15 credits in the School of Communications