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Degrees and Courses

Degrees and Courses for 2021

Department of Media

Each of the programs listed here includes updated degree requirement checklists that reflect course changes, degree updates, and program adjustments. Each catalog year may have different requirements. Be sure you know your catalog year before you review your requirements. See the Department of Communication and Media to Department of Media Course Equivalencies for information about specific courses.

Majors

Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Media and Strategic Communications (New Fall 2021)

Integrated Media and Strategic Communications students hone their competencies and skills by emphasizing their studies in either integrated media or strategic communications. 

The Integrated Media Emphasis prepares students for a number of media careers. Students work both individually and in teams as they explore journalism, live broadcast, digital media production, media content creation, and studio television.

In the Strategic Communications Emphasis students explore the theories and practices used in professional communications. Students develop their skills as communicators through critical examination of social, cultural, political, and economic dimensions of strategic communications, with particular attention to ethical practices.

Degree Requirement Checklists

  • BA Integrated Media & Strategic Communications: Integrated Media Emphasis
  • BA Integrated Media & Strategic Communications: Strategic Communications Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Strategic Communications (New Fall 2021)

The BA in Integrated Strategic Communications is a fully-online degree program designed to meet the growing and shifting demands for communications professionals in corporate, non-profit, health, sport, and government agencies.

Degree Requirement Checklists

  • BA Integrated Strategic Communications

Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts

(Only available to students in catalogs prior to 2021-2022)

Media Arts students are prepared for a wide range of professional opportunities in producing, planning, and distributing media content. Students specialize their competencies and skills in one of the following emphases: Journalism and Media Studies, Media Production, Public Relations, or Television, Broadcast, and Digital Media Production. 

Degree Requirement Checklists

2018-2019 Catalog
2019-2020 Catalog
2020-2021 Catalog
  • BA Media Arts: Journalism and Media Studies Emphasis
  • BA Media Arts: Public Relations Emphasis
  • BA Media Arts: Television, Broadcast, and Digital Media Production Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations

(Only available to students in catalogs prior to 2021-2022)

The BA in Public Relations is a fully-online degree program designed to meet the growing and shifting demands for communications professionals in corporate, non-profit, health, sport, and government agencies. 

Degree Requirement Checklists

  • 2019-2020 Catalog
  • 2020-2021 Catalog

Minors

Journalism Minor

The Minor in Journalism provides foundational understandings of journalism and contemporary journalistic practices. 

Minor Requirement Checklists

Media Studies Minor

The Minor in Media Studies examines issues, systems, and theories related to contemporary media. 

Minor Requirement Checklists

Minor in Political Communication

The Department of Integrated Media and Strategic Communications and the School of Public Service

co-administer the Minor in Political Communication. The Political Communication Minor provides students with relevant skills from the disciplines of both communications and political science to prepare students for study at the graduate level, or for careers at the developing nexus of politics and communication. 

Minor Requirement Checklists

Certificates

Certificate in Communication Management

The Certificate in Communication Management is a fully-online program that focuses on managing professional processes and relationships. By completing the certificate, students will be prepared for both internal and external communication such as employee communication, collaboration, business communication, and community relations.

Certificate Requirement Checklists

  • 2020-2021 Catalog
  • 2021-2022 Catalog

Certificate in Digital Media

The Certificate in Digital Media explores digital media production practices and processes with an emphasis on visual content creation.

Certificate Requirement Checklists

Certificate in Media Content Management

The Certificate in Media Content Management is a fully-online program that focuses on digital content management for websites and social media, as well as basic media production skills. By completing the certificate, students will gain the practical skills to manage and curate digital content across multiple platforms, and to evaluate the legal parameters of media.

Certificate Requirement Checklists

  • 2020-2021 Catalog
  • 2021-2022 Catalog

Certificate in Public Relations

The Certificate in Public Relations provides a concentrated, comprehensive, and applied understanding of public relations with a focus on career planning and professional development.

Certificate Requirement Checklists

  • 2018-2019 Catalog
  • 2019-2020 Catalog
  • 2020-2021 Catalog

Certificate in Sport, Information, and Culture

The Certificate in Sport, Information, and Culture helps to prepare students for communications and media careers related to sport and sport industries.

Certificate Requirement Checklists