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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Media and Entertainment, Interdisciplinary Media, B.S.

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College of Media and Entertainment  

An interdisciplinary concentration across the College of Media and Entertainment, Interdisciplinary Media uses the college core and then provides students with options across the college in history, writing, technology, aesthetics, and digital literacy. Students choose an area of emphasis that reflects their professional interests.

NOTE: Majors must complete all major course requirements with a grade of C (2.00) or better.

Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) Program

High achieving students majoring in Media and Entertainment who intend to pursue a master’s degree in Media and Communication may apply to participate in the Accelerated Bachelors/Masters (ABM) Program. The pathway allows undergraduate students an opportunity to complete select requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously. Students admitted to an ABM pathway must meet all pathway requirements to be admitted to the graduate program. Upon completion of the ABM Pathway, the student must apply and be accepted for admission to the graduate program. For more information about the ABM pathway, see the Graduate Catalog. NOTE: Applications for this ABM pathway are no longer being accepted. Current ABM students may complete the pathway in place at the time of application.

Academic Map

Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses

Media and Entertainment, Interdisciplinary Media, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements

General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 45 hours*
Minor 15-18 hours
Electives 16-22 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

*This program requires courses that can also fulfill requirements of the General Education curriculum. If program requirements are also used to fulfill General Education requirements, the number of elective hours will increase.

General Education (41 hours)

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

The following course required by the program meets General Education requirements:

Major Requirements (45 hours)

Required (12 hours)

Media Technology (9 hours)

Choose three:

Area of Emphasis (15 hours)

Choose five courses, including electives. No more than 6 credit hours or two courses may be chosen in one prefix.

Choose Your Own Path

  • Five courses
  • Must follow prerequisites (or have permission of instructor)
  • Only one course at the 1000/2000 level
  • No more than 9 credit hours/3 courses in one prefix
  • Students who qualify may consider this program as part of the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s program (ABM).
  • Internship from 1 to 3 credit hours is an option for this path.

*Courses selected from required course lists may not be reused for area of emphasis.

Minor (15-18 hours)

Students may minor any University-approved minor. However, minors in journalism, advertising, public relations, visual communication, animation, video/film production, interactive media, media management, photography, or mass communication are recommended.

Electives (16-22 hours)

Curriculum: Media and Entertainment, Interdisciplinary Media

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

Freshman Fall

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Freshman Spring

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Sophomore Fall

Subtotal: 16 Hours

Sophomore Spring

Subtotal: 16 Hours

Junior Fall

  • History 3 credit hours
  • Minor course 3 credit hours
  • Media Technology 3 credit hours
  • Area of emphasis 3 credit hours
  • Elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 hours

Junior Spring

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Senior Fall

  • Elective 3 credit hours
  • Minor courses 6 credit hours
  • Area of emphasis 3 credit hours
  • Media and Society 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Senior Spring

  • Area of emphasis 3 credit hours
  • Electives 7 credit hours
  • Minor course or elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 13 Hours

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