Minor in Media Science

The Minor in Media Science is meant to provide undergraduate students with significant exposure to media theory, research, and practice in furtherance of training students with specialization in how to create, distribute, and evaluate media messages in a strategic manner. By demonstrating knowledge, skills, and proficiencies in these areas, students will be able to pursue careers in the following areas of strategic media content creation and media practices: media design and content creation, message development and dissemination, and analysis and evaluation. Also, these minoring students in Media Science will be able to pursue advanced academic study in the field of communication, with a particular focus on media effects and processes, health communication, political communication, marketing communication research, and media and message design and evaluation.

Requirements

The Minor in Media Science requires 28 total credits.

Prerequisite

(4 credits)

  • COM CO 201 Introduction to Communication Writing (prereq: WR 100 or WR 120) (can be taken by freshmen) (must be finished with a C or higher)

Required Courses

(8 credits)

  • COM CM 180 Understanding Media 
  • COM CM 321 Communication Research Methods (prereq: CM 180, sophomore standing)

Must take an additional 16 credits from this list: 

  • COM CM 280 Persuasion Theory (prereq: CM 180, sophomore standing)
  • COM CM 331 Writing for Communication (prereq: CO 201)
  • COM CM 481 Media Law and Policy (sophomore standing)
  • COM CM 514 Communication Technologies (sophomore standing)
  • COM CM 535 Political Campaigns (sophomore standing)
  • COM CM 539 Health Campaigns (sophomore standing)
  • COM CM 323 Design Strategy and Software (sophomore standing)
  • COM CM 422 Advanced Communication Research Methods (prereq: CM 321)
  • COM CM 526 Integrated Marketing Communication (prereq: CM 280)
  • COM CM 555 Advanced Media Writing (prereq: CM 331)
  • COM CM 557 Media Effects (prereq: CM 180 and CM 321)