Bachelor of Science in Media Studies

A Bachelor of Science in Media Studies degree has four basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Media Studies Core Requirements
  3. Media Studies Elective Requirements
  4. General Electives: college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Media Studies Core Requirements
COMM 1050Introduction to Communication Theory3
MDIA 1130Writing for Media Audiences3
MDIA 1500Intro to Mediated Communication3
MDIA 3060Media Theory3
MDIA 3510Media Ethics3
MDIA 4260Media Law3
COMM 4450Communication Research3
COMM 4900RCommunication Internship3
COMM 4980Senior Seminar4
Media Studies Elective Requirements
Complete 24 credits from any 3000 or 4000 level MDIA course not specified as a degree requirement.
Other Elective Courses
Complete additional elective coursework to fulfill the graduation requirements.
Recommended
(not required) elective for incoming students:
COMM 1001FYE: Communication1

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher in each Core Discipline Requirement course.

Graduation Plan

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
COMM 1001FYE: Communication1
COMM 1050Introduction to Communication Theory3
General Education: Fine Arts3
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
 Term Hours14
Spring Semester
CIS 1200Computer Literacy3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
General Education: American Institutions3
General Education: Physical Science 3
MDIA 1130Writing for Media Audiences3
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (Exploration)3
General Education: Life Science with Lab 4
General Education (Lit/Hum)3
MDIA 1500Intro to Mediated Communication3
MDIA 3060Media Theory3
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
General Education: Global and Cultural Perspectives3
General Elevtive 3
General Elective 3
MDIA 3510Media Ethics3
Media Studies Elective: Upper Division3
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
General Education: Global and Cultural Perspectives3
General Elective3
General Elective 3
MDIA 4260Media Law3
Media Studies Elective: Upper Division 3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
COMM 4450Communication Research3
Media Studies Elective: Upper Division 3
Media Studies Elective: Upper Division 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Term Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
COMM 4900RCommunication Internship3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Media Studies Elective: Upper Division3
Media Studies Elective: Upper Division 3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
COMM 4980Senior Seminar4
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
Media Studies Elective: Upper Divison 3
Media Studies Elective: Upper Division 3
 Term Hours15
Total Hour: 120