May 28, 2020
Department of Electronic Media Communication
Todd O’Neill, program coordinator
The New Media Communication concentration is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the development of interactive and new media. With a strong foundation in the rhetorical tradition of content development and visual communication, the program’s practical and theoretical base prepares students for new media professions ranging from media convergence to multiplatform interactive productions.
NOTE: Mass Communication majors must earn a C (2.00) or better in each course in the college in order to graduate.
Admission to Candidacy
To be admitted to candidacy in the New Media Communication concentration, the student must meet the following requirements:
- 45 hours completed before applying for candidacy
- Grade of C (2.00) or better in each of the following:
JOUR 1020 /EMC 1020 /RIM 1020
ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020
- Minimum overall GPA in all coursework of 2.50.
- Math course satisfying General Education requirements.
Required Courses (42 hours)
NOTE: Students may take up to 48 hours in Mass Communication that will apply toward graduation.
New Media Core (15 hours)
Legal/Ethical Competency (3 hours)
Media Writing Competency (3 hours)
Management/Marketing/Entrepreneurship Requirement (3 hours)
Specialties (15 hours)
Students should choose 15 hours from one of the two specialties below to complete the Digital Media Communication concentration. Unless 3 hours are taken outside the college in the specialty area, total hours for graduation may exceed 120.
- Minor (15-18 hours)
- 72 hours outside the college
Curriculum: Mass Communication, New Media Communication
Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.
Subtotal: 30 credit hours
Subtotal: 32 credit hours
Total hours in program: 120