Media Studies BS
Effective Fall 2019, the Bachelor of Science in Media Studies will no longer be accepting applications.
Bachelor of Science in Media Studies
General Education Requirements
All Media Studies majors must satisfy the University and the College of Arts and Sciences' 42-hour General Education core requirements, which include ENGL 1100 and the Math proficiency requirement.
A Junior-level writing class is required.
The Cultural Diversity requirements may be satisfied by General Education courses or other lower- or-upper level courses in various departments.
State Government/History graduation requirements may be satisfied by General Education courses or by other lower-or-upper level courses in various departments.
There is no foreign language requirement, but foreign language proficiency is recommended.
Media Studies majors must complete 36 hours as part of the degree. At least 24 hours must be taken at UMSL. A core of 21 hours is required.
Required Core Courses for all media studies majors:
|Required Core Courses for all media studies majors:|
|COMM 1050||Introduction to Mass Communication||3|
|MEDIA ST 2235||Media Theory||3|
|Select at least two of the following introductory courses:||6|
|Introduction to Public Relations|
|Introduction to Advertising|
|Introduction to Broadcasting and Digital Media|
|Select at least two of the following applied writing courses:||6|
|Public Relations Writing|
MEDIA ST 2212
|Practicum in Media Studies|
|Advanced Advertising Seminar|
|Internship In Media Studies|
Students must also complete 15 credit hours of electives. Of these, at least six credit hours must be 2000 or higher and another six must be 3000 and higher. Practicum and Internship courses may be repeated for credit and a combined total of six credit hours in Practicum/Internship can be applied to the major. A limit of 20 hours of Practicum/Internship courses will be accepted towards the 120 hour degree. Students may apply up to three of the approved communication courses listed below toward the major as media studies electives.
|COMM 3150||Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Communication||3|
|COMM 3330||Research Methods in Communication I||3|
|COMM 3355||Dangerous Messages||3|
|COMM 3360||Media & Health Communication||3|
|COMM 3370||Social Media in Public Relations||3|
|COMM 4100||Communication Campaigns||3|
|COMM 4199||Applied Strategic Communication||3|