Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Electronic Media & Broadcasting, B.A.

The electronic media & broadcasting program fully embraces the department’s academic-and-applied mantra by developing our students’ skills as electronic storytellers. Students will build their stories upon the theoretical and aesthetic foundations that define effective media, learning to write and create content from podcasts to corporate video to documentaries to live television to digital cinema and more. Successful students will graduate with the conceptual proficiencies and practical skills to build a body of work, showcasing individual achievement in preparation for roles in creating informative, responsible and compelling media.

Students majoring in electronic media and broadcasting must complete 55-61 credit hours of study as listed below, including “ CMST 101 Public Speaking - OC (3 credits) ” or “ CMST 110 Introduction to Communication Studies - OC (3 credits) ” for the oral communication requirement of the general education program, and  “ EMB 100 Media Literacy - AH (3 credits) ” for a culture and creativity requirement of the general education program. It is the policy of the School of Media and Communicationt that the courses offered by the school(CMST, COM, DFX, EMB, HCOM, JOU, POP, PRE courses) cannot be double counted toward the majors and minors in the school unless the required course is the only option.

Special graduation requirements: All majors and minors must earn a letter grade of C- or better and a 2.0 GPA in their major or minor courses.

Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures  page.

♦  Indicates prerequisite.

Degree Requirements (54-60 credits, plus 6 Foundation of Knowledge credits)

Foundation of Knowledge coursework (6 credits)

Take one of the two CMST courses below to fulfill the Oral Communication requirement and take the EMB course to fulfill a culture and creativity requirement.

Select one 300-or 400-level College of Informatics course (3 credits)


International Media (3-9 credits)

Select one Study Abroad/Away course or three International Studies courses.