Program Information

The communication studies curriculum brings a 21st century perspective to the study of mass media to help students appreciate the interconnectedness of what were once considered unique media systems. The program is designed to provide students with an education in the liberal arts as well as a comprehensive background in the field of communication studies. We teach our students how to write for a variety of media formats, how to produce visual media to inform or entertain, and how to do research using the latest technology.

Elective offerings give students the opportunity to tailor their education to their individual career goals. Internships and extracurricular activities allow students to gain practical experience and knowledge of various media systems.

Liberal Arts Requirement 20
Foundation Courses 9
Distribution Courses 11
Major Requirement 20
CMS 100 Communicating for Social Justice 1
CMS 120 Writing for the Media 1
CMS 230 Media Programming and Management 1
CMS 245 Digital Media Production
1
CMS 330 Research Methods 1
CMS 345 Video Production 1
CMS 395 Mass Communications Law
1
CMS 460 Senior Seminar 1
Media writing electives 2
Film Studies elective
1
Media and Culture elective 1
Media and Society elective 1
CMS electives 3
Advised electives 4
Total Program 40