Communication and Media prepares students to become versatile communicators in spoken, written, and visual forms. By bridging liberal arts and professional practice, our program provides students with a holistic foundation in critical thinking, theory, and craft. Graduates are well-positioned for a variety of careers, not only in typical Communication-related fields such as media, advertising, and public relations, but also in a wide range of other fields such as marketing, law, and event management. Recognizing communication’s applied nature, our students receive pre-professional training in the form of internships and client-based seminar projects.
Students who elect to combine Communication and Media with teacher certification may double major in Communication & Media and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Students complete Communication/Media requirements, with the exception that the Professional Semester (student teaching) substitutes for the required internship (COMM 483). In lieu of the COMM electives, students will take any two of the three survey courses from the Literature major (ENGL 210, 220, and 230). It should also be noted that students in this double major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCH coursework which typically begins fall semester of the junior year.
Due to the professional experience acquired within the education program, students seeking Early Childhood/Childhood Education Certification are only required to complete six credit hours from their chosesn professional track. However, completing more courses within this trajectory is strongly encouraged.
*Note: Only five courses (or 15 credits) will be accepted as transfer credit toward the Communication and Media major.