Communication Program Requirements
The communication program leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Communication with a major in Media Industries and Technologies. Students must complete a minimum of 32 courses for graduation that include:
- 16 courses in the major
- Liberal arts distribution requirements
- Elective courses.
The curriculum gives students the opportunity to pursue areas of special interest within and outside the major. The liberal arts distribution and elective credits offer room to acquire breadth and depth within the major and in other academic disciplines.
Students are required to take 16 classes in the major:
- Six core courses
- Eight upper-level classes: at least 4 in the area of Communication Theories, Histories, and Institutions; at least 2 in the area of Media Technologies and Practices; and 2 more courses from either area.
- Two additional courses in any combination of: MIT classes at the 100/200/300 level; up to 2 credits of MIT internship; up to 2 credits of MIT independent study.
Courses in other fields
Ten courses outside of the major:
- Four required courses in General Communication (GEN CMN)
- Six courses in any department or area outside the major; at least three of these should be at the 300-level (or equivalent).
Six additional courses in any area at any level:
- Can include up to 2 credits of internship and up to 2 credits of independent study. A maximum of 4 units of independent study may be applied towards the 32 units required for graduation.
- Internship: Students are strongly encouraged to pursue an internship for credit during the summer or during the academic year. Credit is assessed based on how many hours/weeks are involved in the internship position. Up to 2 units may be applied towards the major; up to 2 units may be applied toward electives. A maximum of 4 units may be applied toward the 32 units required for graduation.