Bachelor of Science in Media Studies - Broadcasting Emphasis

A Bachelor of Science in Media Studies degree with an emphasis in Broadcasting has five basic components:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Media Studies Core Requirements
  3. Broadcasting Emphasis Requirements
  4. Media Studies Elective Requirements
  5. 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 Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
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
Broadcasting Emphasis Requirements
MDIA 1560Audio and Radio3
MDIA 1380
MDIA 1385
Introduction to Television Production
and Introduction to Television Production Lab
3
Complete nine (9) credits from the following:
MDIA 3370RTV Production Practicum II1-3
MDIA 3380RRadio Production Practicum II1-3
MDIA 3560Visual Communication3
MDIA 3750Television Post Production3
MDIA 4380
MDIA 4385
Advanced Television Production
and Advanced Television Production Lab
3
MDIA 4790Advanced Audio Production3
Media Studies Elective Requirements
Complete nine (9) credits from any upper division (3000 or 4000 level) MDIA course9

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.
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
COMM 1001 FYE: Communication 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
MDIA 1500 Intro to Mediated Communication 3
General Education (Mathematics - MATH 1040 recommended) 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
Elective (any course) 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
COMM 1050 Introduction to Communication Theory 3
MDIA 1130 Writing for Media Audiences 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
General Education (Life Sciences / Lab) 4
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Broadcasting Emphasis Requirement 3
Media Studies Elective Requirement 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
Elective (any course) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Broadcasting Emphasis Requirement 3
Media Studies Elective Requirement  
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
General Education (GLOCUP) 3
Elective (any course) 3
 Hours12
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MDIA 3510 Media Ethics 3
Broadcasting Emphasis Requirement 3
Media Studies Elective Requirement 3
General Education (GLOCUP) 3
Elective (any course) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
COMM 4900R Communication Internship 3
MDIA 3060 Media Theory 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
Elective (any course) 3
Elective (any course) 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
COMM 4450 Communication Research 3
MDIA 4260 Media Law 3
Broadcasting Emphasis Requirement 3
Elective (any upper-division course) 3
Elective (any upper-division course) 3
Elective (any course) 1
 Hours16
Spring Semester
COMM 4980 Senior Seminar 4
Broadcasting Emphasis Requirement 3
Elective (any upper-division course) 3
Elective (any upper-division course) 3
Elective (any course) 3
 Hours16
 Total Hours120