Program Requirements

Hours: 27

Major Courses - 21 hours

COM 201 New Media, Culture & Society (3) LAS
COM 220 Visual Communication (3)
COM 250 Digital Video Production (3)
COM 295 Writing for New Media Environments (3) LAS
COM 303 Communication & Media Theory (3) LAS
COM 311 New Media Law and Ethics (3)
COM 321 Public Relations in the Digital Age (3) LAS

COM Electives – 6 hours

Choose two COM courses – 200 level or above (6)

Minimum grade of "C" in all major/cognate courses
Residency Requirement - 6 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