media studies Major

Why Media Studies?

The Media Studies program has dual objectives of (1) preparing students for graduate education or professional careers in one or more of the diversified areas of Media Studies and (2) providing interested students with background and basic skills in Media Studies. Instruction in Media Studies includes opportunities for students to develop knowledge and skills in broadcast and production through the campus radio station (KWLD), the campus television station (WIN-TV6), and the campus newspaper (Trail Blazer).

Media Studies Requirements
The Department offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Media Communication
Specialist. The major in media communication specialist requires a minimum of 34 semester hours, of which 18 must be from upper-level courses. Courses required for the major in media communication specialist include:


MCOM 1301 - Introduction to Media
COMS 1302 - Interpretation and Performance of Literature
COMS 1303 - Professional Communication
MCOM 1303 - Writing for Media
MCOM 3305 - Principles of Advertising
MCOM 3307 - News Editing for Media
MCOM 3323 - Media Production
MCOM 3331 - Public Relations
MCOM 4326 - Media Management
MCOM 4364 - Internship in Media
COMS 4320 - Advanced Study in Communication

Three hours from the following courses:
MCOM 2311 - Feature & Editorial Writing for Media
MCOM 2322 - Radio/TV Announcing