2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Digital Media Concentration (120 credits)

In conjunction with the core curriculum in Communication Studies, the Digital Media Concentration is designed to prepare students to become effective critics and consumers of mass media, and to prepare students for careers in a marketplace increasingly dominated by convergent media. To this end, students learn skills in print and online reporting; writing and production; broadcast writing, production, and editing; and creation of digital communication across a variety of web and social media platforms. Students pursuing the Digital Media concentration often choose to enter careers such as On Air Talent, Reporter, Editor, Video Production, Social Media Marketing and Management, Public Relations, Student Affairs, and Marketing.

Civitae Core Requirements (39-40 credits)

Civitae Core  

Communication Studies majors may count Civitae Core courses satisfying major requirements as also satisfying their respective Civitae Core requirements, up to two Pillar courses and one Perspectives course.  The following are the courses in this major that may be used in this way:

  • COMM 101  will satisfy the Aesthetic Expression Pillar requirement
  • MATH 171  will satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Pillar requirement

Courses satisfying major requirements that are designated as Civitae Core courses subsequent to the print deadline of this Catalog will not appear in the above listings but will be eligible to also satisfy Civitae Core requirements, subject to the same rules as the others.  (If doing so would otherwise decrease the total credits required for the degree below 120, General Elective credit must be substituted to restore the total.)


Additional Requirements for the BA Degree (3 credits)

Humanities, 3 credits (not in the discipline of major)


Foreign Language, 3 credits (at a level that exceeds the Integrating World Languages course in the Core)

Major Requirements (51 credits)

General Electives (26-27 credits)