May 19, 2019
Bachelor of Science graduates in Media & Communication will be aware of the nature of the communication enterprise:
- as a force in shaping social, economic, and political structure;
- from ethical and ideological perspectives;
- from global and national perspectives.
Graduates will also be able to:
- research and analyze material;
- write well;
- competently use chosen technological media;
- produce material of high quality in at least one medium;
- work collaboratively;
- make sound choices in the design and meaning of their messages and productions.
Finally, graduates will have:
- the ability to think independently and critically;
- the flexibility necessary to adapt to rapid changes in the field;
- an understanding of the need to balance and evaluate personal, organizational, and public concerns in the process of creative production.
BS in Media & Communication with a Concentration by Contract
The concentration by contract is designed to provide the student with a coherent body of knowledge and skills that cut across traditional intra- and interdisciplinary boundaries. Examples of such a concentration include Popular Culture Studies or American Studies, Arts Administration, and Photography.
Normally in their sophomore year, and always by the end of their junior year, Media & Communication concentrators by contract, in conjunction with their advisors, will develop a proposal for their course of study. The proposal will be reviewed by the entire department and academic dean's office.
Complete the following courses (12 cr):
and 15 additional credits of COM courses (15 cr)
plus 15 additional credits in contracted courses (15 cr)
and in the senior year (6 cr):
(Credits required for the major: 48)
Also complete a Minor, a Civic Engagement Certificate, or related area of focused study
Complete an 18 or more credit Minor or related area of focused study approved by the faculty advisor, or a Civic Engagement Certificate. The Minor or area of focused study may not be in Media & Communication, nor may it include any courses the student applies to the Major requirements. Should the Major and Minor require the same course, a relevant substitution is required in one or the other.
And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements
Review the Gen Ed requirements.
Law Degree (CU/VLS 3+2)
This major participates in the 3+2 program with Vermont Law School, in which highly-focused students can earn a Bachelor's degree in just three years at CU and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree in just two years at VLS.
For details, see the Law Degree page .