Communication, BA - Media Studies

Communication, BA

Media Studies

Program Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

120 Credits

About the Program

The Media Studies track offers an in-depth examination of the relationships between media, culture, and society. This field of study emphasizes the crucial role that media plays in shaping our perceptions, values, and beliefs. In this program, you'll delve into research and theories on media while also gaining hands-on experience through practical projects and coursework.

Graduates from the Media Studies track have a wealth of career opportunities available to them, including positions in media production, UX design, government agencies, and more. They can also choose to pursue advanced degrees in graduate school and continue their education in the field. If you're interested in media and its impact on society, this program is an excellent choice for you.

Focus of Study

The program covers a wide range of topics, including media production, technology, communication, politics and cultural studies. By the end of the program, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of the media landscape and how it influences society.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communication requires the following:

  • A minimum of 39 credit hours of COMM coursework. At least 18 of those hours must be upper division (courses numbered 3000 or higher).
  • At least 30 hours of COMM courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
  • A minimum 2.0 GPA must be maintained in all COMM coursework.
  • No more than 60 credit hours of COMM coursework may apply to the bachelor’s degree.
  • All graduating Communication majors, except for students in the Sport Communication option, must submit a Communication Writing ePortfolio before graduation. See the COMM department website for specific details.

Program Coursework

A Bachelor of Arts in Communication requires 39 credit hours in Communication courses with 18 of those credits being upper division. An internship for advanced students with a 3.0 GPA is available in certain tracks. All Communication majors must take COMM 2030.

Additionally, Communication majors take 3 Foundation Courses, 6 required courses in their track, and 3 courses from the list of electives in their track. Some Foundation Courses may be taken as electives but cannot be counted as both a Foundation Course and an elective.

All Communication majors must submit examples of their coursework to an ePortfolio as a requirement to graduate. The examples (artifacts) will differ depending on a student's chosen track. Students will submit their entire completed ePortfolio during their final semester.  More information can be found on the ePortfolio page.

To graduate with a degree in Communication, students must have a 2.0 GPA or better.

Communication Courses 39 Credit Hours
General Education 81 Credit Hours

For program coursework, please visit the Academic Catalog.

Admission Details