Program Requirements

Hours: 45-47

Major Courses – 34-36 hours

COM 201New Media, Culture & Society (3) LAS

COM 202Intro to Communication Theory (3) LAS

COM 211New Media Theory (3)

COM 220Visual Communication (3)

COM 250Digital Video Production (3)

COM 251Digital Video Post-Production (3) LAS

COM 295Writing for New Media Environments (3) LAS

COM 311New Media Law and Ethics (3)

COM 321Public Relations in the Digital Age (3) LAS

COM 396Cooperative Education Work Experience (1-3) EXP


COM 496Cooperative Education Work Experience: Alternating (1-3) EXP

COM 410Research Methods (3)

COM 498Senior Thesis:New Media Campaign and Blogfolio Design (3)

Cognate Courses – 5 hours

GRD 104Digital Literacy I (1)

GRD 105Digital Literacy II (1)

ART 103Foundation of Visual Thinking (3) A/CAM


ART 281Digital Photography I (3) A/CAM

COM electives - 6 hours

Choose two COM courses - 300 Level or above

Minimum grade of "C" in all major/cognate courses.

Residency Requirement – 9 Hours

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Communication and New Media Studies major will be able to:

  • Communicate messages meaningfully, ethically, and effectively in a variety of media/formats and contexts
  • Plan, design, and execute effective social media campaigns
  • Conduct systematic research on the impact and effectiveness of communication in addressing social issues
  • Understand the role communication plays in the social construction of meaning, knowledge, relationships, and community