Dec 04, 2020  
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mass Communication, Media Studies Concentration, B.S.

School of Journalism  
Katie Foss, program coordinator

The Mass Communication major with a Media Studies concentration is designed for students who enjoy discussing, analyzing, and writing about film, television, advertising, and other media. In this concentration, students think about the interplay between media and society, exploring the messages in historical and contemporary media content, as well as examining how and why media influence audience perception and behavior. Students should check the prerequisites for each course.

Admission to Candidacy

To be admitted to candidacy, the student must meet the following requirements:

  1. 45 hours completed before applying for candidacy
  2. Grade of C (2.00) or better in each of the following:

JOUR 1020 /EMC 1020 /RIM 1020  

JOUR 3650  

ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020  (grade of B prerequisite to JOUR 2710  )

Math course satisfying General Education Mathematics requirement

  1. Minimum overall GPA in all school and university coursework of 2.50.

Required Courses

Media Criticism (3 hours)

Choose one:

Conceptual Requirements (9 hours)

Choose three:

Diversity (3 hours)

Choose one:

Global Culture (3 hours)

Choose one:

Senior Seminar (3 hours)

Curriculum: Mass Communication, Media Studies

Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Majors must have a C (2.00) or better in all mass communication courses.


Subtotal: 31 Hours

Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 30 Hours


  • 3 credit hours
  • Conceptual course 3 credit hours
  • Global culture course 3 credit hours
  • Minor courses 12 credit hours
  • Minor or elective courses 6 credit hours
  • Elective 1 credit hour  

Subtotal: 28 Hours

Total hours in program: 120


All students in the School of Journalism are required to complete two 15-18 hour minors. Students in any School of Journalism concentration may not minor in any area of the College of Mass Communication. A computer literacy course is required. CSCI 1000 will not meet this requirement.