Communication, Media, and Screen Studies, B.A. - Communication, Media, and Screen Studies

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:  


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.  

Core Requirements (21 Credits)
Major GPA of 2.0 required

Select two courses in CMS at the 100-level (Introductory)
Select two courses in CMS at the 200-level (Intermediate)
Select two courses in CMS at the 300-level or 400-level (Advanced)
Select one course (Capstone):
  CMS 420 - Professional Communication Training and Development
  CMS 445 - Social Media Campaign Planning
  CMS 465 - Content Development for Social Media
  CMS 490 - Practicum in Communication, Media, & Screen Studies
  CMS 495 - CMS Capstone Project
  CMS 498 - Advanced special Topic
  CMS 499 - Independent Study
  IDS 405 - In a World: A Gamified Capstone Experience

Communication, Media, and Screen Studies Concentration (24 Credits)
Select one course in CMS at the 100-level
Select seven courses in CMS at any level


Students with an overall 3.0 GPA may be approved to complete an accelerated pathway. Graduate courses may be completed during their senior year when a student has earned at least 90 credits. Courses successfully completed with a grade of 'C' or higher will earn dual credit to be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate transcript. Approval to start graduate coursework does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.

Accelerated Pathway to Graduate Program
In consultation with their advisor, students may select up to 12 credits of graduate level coursework (500-level or higher) appropriate to their intended graduate program of study.