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2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Media Studies, B.S.

Media Studies Major

The Media Studies Major is designed for students with an interest in media or other related communication fields. Majors may earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree and, in addition to core courses, must select one of three concentrations: Advertising, Journalism, or Production Technology.

Students are encouraged to select one of the concentrations no later than the second semester of their sophomore year.

All majors in Media Studies must complete: 1) 43-45 hours of Core Curriculum requirements; 2) the 6 to 8-hour B.S. requirement or the 6 to 12-hour B.A. requirement; 3) 6 hours of the School of Communication Core Requirements and 36 hours of a concentration in Advertising, Journalism, or Production Technology; and 4) elective courses for a total of 120 hours. Students are encouraged to take 300-level and above courses for their electives. A minor is strongly recommended.

B.S. Requirements (6-8 credits)

Working closely with their advisors, students will understand the Bachelor of Science degree requires six to eight semester hours (in addition to the Core Curriculum requirements) selected from any of the following: mathematical science, natural and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, in any combination.


Advertising Concentration

The Advertising Concentration prepares students for positions in advertising by providing both theoretical and aesthetic elements as well as skills in the production of advertisements in a variety of media.

Total required hours for the concentration (36 credits)


*All Advertising students must earn at least three hours of COMS 483 - Advertising Campaigns . In addition, they must earn another three hours in an internship and/or a second Advertising Campaigns course.

Journalism Concentration

The Journalism Concentration prepares students for careers in researching, writing, preparing and disseminating public information though conventional and digitally-transmitted media, including newspapers, magazines, the Internet, radio, television, and cable.

Production Technology Concentration

The Production Technology Concentration prepares students for positions in creative production in corporate, industrial and professional environments, utilizing the Web, multimedia, radio, television, and field production.

Total required hours for the concentration (36 credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements (43-45 credits)

In College Core B , all majors in programs in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences are required to pass a second course in Social and Behavioral Sciences; i.e., CHBS majors cannot fulfill College Core B requirements with a Health and Wellness course.