Bachelor of Science in Media Studies - Social Media Emphasis

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

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Media Studies Core Requirements
  3. Social Media Emphasis Requirements
  4. Social Media 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
Social Media Emphasis Requirements
MDIA 2010Media & Society3
MDIA 2460Introduction to New Media Production3
MDIA 3480New Social Media3
MDIA 3560Visual Communication3
MDIA 4330New Media Applications3
Social Media 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
General Education: Fine Arts 3
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics3
 Term Hours14
Spring Semester
CIS 1200Computer Literacy3
General Education: American Institutions 3
General Education: Physical Science 3
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
MDIA 1130Writing for Media Audiences3
 Term Hours15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
General Education: Exploration 3
General Education: Literature and Humanities 3
General Education: Life Science and Lab4
MDIA 1500Intro to Mediated Communication3
MDIA 3060Media Theory3
 Term Hours16
Spring Semester
General Education: Global and Cultural Perspectives3
General Elective3
General Elective: Upper Division 3
MDIA 2010Media Society3
MDIA 3510Media Ethics3
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
General Education: Global and Cultural Perspectives 3
General Elective 3
General Elective: Upper Division3
MDIA 2460Introduction to New Media Production3
MDIA 4260Media Law3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
COMM 4450Communication Research3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Social Media Elective: Upper Division 3
MDIA 4330New Media Applications3
 Term Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
COMM 4900RCommunication Internship3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
MDIA 3480New Social Media3
MDIA 3560Visual Communication3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
COMM 4980Senior Seminar4
General Elective 3
General Elective 2
Social Media Elective: Upper Division 3
Social Media Elective: Upper Division 3
 Term Hours15
Total Hour: 120