Program Requirements

Film and media studies is listed as mass media: non-comprehensive on our majors list and in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Completing a degree in media and film studies

If you are pursuing a degree in film and media studies, you must meet the below requirements to be eligible for graduation. Also, you must complete the general education program, fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements and complete at least 125 hours of coursework.

The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in media and film studies are non-comprehensive degrees, meaning that a minor is required to complete the degree.Visit the Courses Offered by Department page for complete course listings and descriptions.

Mass Media (Non-comprehensive)

Bachelor of Arts

Program requirements

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog.
    Specific General Education Requirement: MED 120(3)
  2. Major Requirements (39 hours)
    1. Departmental Preadmission Core: MED 130(3), 220(3)
    2. Departmental Required Courses: MED 304(3), 581(3); JRN 407(3)
    3. Mass Media (Non-Comprehensive) Core: MED 274(3), 454(3)
    4. Theory/Critical: Select 6 hours from MED 320(3), 355(3), 570(3), 580(3)
    5. History: Select 6 hours from MED 325(3), 374(3), 375(3)
    6. Writing: Select 3 hours from MED 360(3), 463(3), 464(3)
    7. Applied: Select 3 hours from MED 290(3), 365(3), 595(1-6)
    8. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of MED 581(3).

      Note: When applicable, MED 300(1-6) Special Topics in Media, MED 470(1-6) Advanced Topics in Film, MED 492(1-6) Independent Study in Electronic Media, and MED 597 Advanced Studies in Media may be used in category, with advisor approval. When applicable, no more than two courses from other departments may be substituted for the optional courses, with advisor approval.
  3. Minor Required. Note: No course may count for both the Mass Media major and the minor.
  4. Specific Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree - see Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements section of catalog
  5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Mass Media (Non-comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

Program requirements

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog.
    Specific General Education Requirement: MED 120(3)
  2. Major Requirements (39 hours)
    1. Departmental Preadmission Core: MED 130(3), 220(3)
    2. Departmental Required Courses: MED 304(3), 581(3); JRN 407(3)
    3. Mass Media (Non-Comprehensive) Core: MED 274(3), 454(3)
    4. Theory/Critical: Select 6 hours from MED 320(3), 355(3), 570(3), 580(3)
    5. History: Select 6 hours from MED 325(3), 374(3), 375(3)
    6. Writing: Select 3 hours from MED 360(3), 463(3), 464(3)
    7. Applied: Select 3 hours from MED 290(3), 365(3), 595(1-6)
    8. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of MED 581(3).

      Note: When applicable, MED 300(1-6) Special Topics in Media, MED 470(1-6) Advanced Topics in Film, MED 492(1-6) Independent Study in Electronic Media, and MED 597 Advanced Studies in Media may be used in category, with advisor approval. When applicable, no more than two courses from other departments may be substituted for the optional courses, with advisor approval.
  3. Minor Required. Note: No course may count for both the Mass Media major and the minor.
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog