Today’s communication and media professionals need to have a broad background in both traditional and new media and to understand the impact of the convergence of these media on society. By combining media practice with communication theory, this degree covers a broad spectrum of critical perspectives on the media and introduces a range of contemporary media practices. Consistent with the mission of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, our program/s encompass a number of interdisciplinary courses.
The goal of this major is to produce well-rounded students who are knowledgeable about contemporary media theories and research issues, have developed excellent writing skills, have gained production and presentation skills, and are critical thinkers and writers.
Before declaring a CMA major, students must complete 24 credits of university coursework, complete RHET 1020 with a grade B or better, complete JRMC 2200 with a grade B or better, and pass an English Proficiency Test with a grade no less than 75% grade.
Admission to the CMA program is highly competitive and space is limited. Eligible students who meet the above requirements will be ranked and selected based on their cumulative grade point average (GPA).
CMA majors are not permitted to have a major in MMJ or IMC. Students must complete a minimum of 120 credits for the Bachelor of Arts degree in CMA, of which no more than 48 credits can be in CMA and another 72 of their total credit hours must be taken from outside the major. Three of those 72 credits are collateral credits and must be in a 300-level course in English and Comparative Literature or HIST 4290 or RHET 3330 or RHET 3340 .
(Collaterals are subjects in supporting disciplines specified by the department of major).
Core Curriculum (40 credits)