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 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
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

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
COMM 1001 FYE: Communication 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
General Education (Fine Arts / GLOCUP) 3
General Education (Mathematics - MATH 1040 recommended) 3
MDIA 1500 Intro to Mediated Communication 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
CIS 1200 Computer Literacy 3
COMM 1050 Introduction to Communication Theory meets General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities) 3
MDIA 1380
MDIA 1385
Introduction to Television Production
and Introduction to Television Production Lab
3
 Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Life Science/Lab) 4
General Education (GLOCUP) 3
MDIA 1130 Writing for Media Audiences 3
Media Studies Elective * 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
General Education (Physical Sciences) 3
General Education (Exploration) 3
General Elective 3
MDIA 3610 News & Copy Editing 3
Media Studies Elective * 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MDIA 3060 Media Theory 3
MDIA 4640 Feature Writing 3
Media Studies Elective: Upper Division 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
COMM 4900R Communication Internship 3
MDIA 3510 Media Ethics 3
MDIA 4680 Multimedia Journalism 3
Media Studies Elective: Upper Division 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
COMM 4450 Communication Research 3
MDIA 3530 Digital Photojournalism 3
MDIA 4260 Media Law 3
Media Studies Elective: Upper Division 3
General Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
COMM 4980 Senior Seminar 4
Media Studies Elective: Upper Division 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
 Hours15
 Total Hours120
*

Media Studies Electives are courses that are prerequisites to upper division Media Studies coursework.  These courses may be used to explore Media Studies disciplines.