Bachelor of Science in Media Studies - Multimedia Journalism Emphasis

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

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Media Studies Core Discipline Requirements
  3. Multimedia Journalism Emphasis Requirements
  4. Multimedia Journalism 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 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
Multimedia Journalism Emphasis Requirements
MDIA 1380
  & MDIA 1385
Introduction to Television Production
   and Introduction to Television Production Lab
3
MDIA 3530Digital Photojournalism3
MDIA 3610News & Copy Editing3
MDIA 4640Feature Writing3
MDIA 4680Multimedia Journalism3
Multimedia Journalism Elective Requirements
Complete 9 credits from any 3000 or 4000 level MDIA course not specified as a degree requirement.
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
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
General Education: Fine Arts3
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
 Term Hours14
Spring Semester
CIS 1200Computer Literacy3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
General Education: American Institutions 3
General Education: Physical Science 3
MDIA 1130Writing for Media Audiences3
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
General Education: Exploration3
General Education: Life Science and Lab 4
General Education: Literature and Humanities 3
MDIA 1500Intro to Mediated Communication3
MDIA 3060Media Theory3
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
General Education: Global and Cultural Perspectives 3
General Elective3
General Elective 3
MDIA 3510Media Ethics3
MDIA 3530Digital Photojournalism3
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
General Education: Global and Cultural Perspective3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
MDIA 1380Introduction to Television Production2
MDIA 1385Introduction to Television Production Lab1
MDIA 4260Media Law3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
COMM 4450Communication Research3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
MDIA 3610News Copy Editing3
MDIA 4680Multimedia Journalism3
 Term Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
COMM 4900RCommunication Internship3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Multimedia Journalism Elective: Upper Division3
MDIA 4640Feature Writing3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
COMM 4980Senior Seminar4
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
Multimedia Journalism Elective: Upper Division 3
Multimedia Journalism Elective: Upper Division 3
 Term Hours15
Total Hour: 120