Communication Studies Major, BA

Campus: NYC


Communication Studies majors choose one of two areas of concentration: public/professional studies or media studies. The Public and Professional Studies program is geared for those interested in careers in organizational communication, law, politics, government, labor unions, human relations, corporate-government relations, and fund raising. The Media Studies program emphasizes the fields of communication as they apply to mass media. The program qualifies graduates for entry-level positions in broadcasting, advertising, sales, marketing, politics, and public relations.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major Requirements 42
Open Electives 31-42
Total Credits 128

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

University Core
Complete University Core Requirements 144-55
Total Credits44-55

Major Requirements (42 Credits)

Major Core Courses
COS 111Introduction to Communication3
COS 113Media, Culture, and Society3
COS 114Introduction to Mass Media3
Major Elective Courses
Group One
Select two of the following:6
Writing for the Electronic Media
Writing for Convergent Technologies
Introduction to Journalism
Approved Service Learning Course is an additional AOK 1.
Group Two
Select a minimum of 12 credits:12-15
Organizational Communication
Dynamics of Small Group Communication
Intercultural Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Milestones in Communication Research
Select one of the following Approved Topics courses:
Principles of Marketing
Persuasive Speaking
Speechwriting
Group Three
Select a minimum of 12 credits:12-15
Advertising and Consumer Culture
New Communication Technologies and Moral Panic
Digital Cultures
Communication and Popular Culture
Political Communication
Ethics, Morality, and the Media
Introduction to Cultural Studies
Media and Gender
Propaganda
Media Criticism
Language and Power
One additional Group 2 or Group 3 course (3 credits) 1
Total Credits39-45

Open Electives (31-42 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 31-42 credits31-42
Total Credits31-42