Communication and Media Studies Department

Double Major-- Communication and Media Studies

These are the major requirements for students who choose to double major in Communication and Media Studies. These requirements have been updated to reflect the changes in the Media Studies major beginning in the Fall 2015 semester.


CORE COURSES- 9 credit hours (3 courses)

CMS 102 Introduction to Communication
CMS 103 Introduction to Media Studies
CMS 200 Research Methods in Communication


COMMUNICATION THEORY COURSES- 9 credit hours (3 courses)

Select three-CMS 242, CMS 255, CMS 265, CMS 290, CMS 298, CMS 272, CMS 275, CMS 330, CMS 332, CMS 345, CMS 360, CMS 375, CMS 385, CMS 390, and CMS 398


MEDIA THEORY COURSES- 9 credit hours (3 courses)

Select three-CMS 210, CMS 240, CMS 284, CMS 286, CMS 288, CMS 294, CMS 303, CMS 323, CMS 310, CMS 350, CMS 375, CMS 355, CMS 370, CMS 374, CMS 380, CMS 394, CMS 423, and PHI 211


MEDIA WRITING COURSES- 9 credits (3 courses)

Select two CMS writing courses-CMS 150, CMS 274, CMS 202, CMS 205, CMS 225, CMS 300, CMS 302, CMS 305, CMS 315 and  CMS 325


MEDIA PRODUCTION COURSES- 6 credit hours (2 courses)

Select two CMS production courses-CMS 203/204, CMS 220, CMS 320, CMS 340/341, CMS 440/441 and CMS 460


COMMUNICATION SENIOR COURSES- 6 credit hours (2 courses)
Communication senior seminar:

Select one -CMS 420, CMS 423, CMS 432, CMS 450, CMS 475, CMS 480, CMS 484, CMS 485, CMS 486, and CMS 498

Communication Capstone:

CMS 495 Theories of Communication (available most semesters)


MEDIA STUDIES SENIOR COURSES- 6 credit hours (2 courses)

Media Studie Capstone courses:

CMS 400 Senior Project (every fall semester)
CMS 450 Service Learning Practicum (every spring semester)


A total of 51 credit hours are required in CMS for Com/Media double major; 120 total credit hours required for graduation. For major credit, students must receive a "C" or higher on major coursework.