Nov 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Media and Communication Major, B.S.


Department Information


Department of Media and Communication
PO Box 70669
Phone: (423) 439-5575
Web address: https://www.etsu.edu/mcom

The Media and Communication major provide students a dynamic, experiential media education serving a wide range of media careers such as journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing communication, social media, sports media, radio, television and film as well as streaming media and event planning experiences. Major core coursework in writing, research, law and production provide students a foundation while course flexibility in writing, research, and production course blocks give students the ability to design a unique program to meet their career goals. Professional development and course direction are overseen by department advising/mentoring. Through experiences with real-world clients, students gain the skills and knowledge they need for success in this growing profession. Study abroad opportunities are available.

To complete the B.S. in Media and Communication, a student must complete a total of 120 credits of course work. In addition to the University’s General Education requirements and the B.S. degree requirements, students must complete 48 credits of major courses. At least 72 credits of a student’s degree must be completed in non-media and communication courses (i.e., courses that do not begin with MCOM, ADVR, JOUR, PUBR or RTVF). A 2.0 grade point average must be obtained in the major, the minor, overall, and in all courses taken at ETSU in order to graduate. Students must also complete a minor in a department of their choosing. A 2.0 grade point average must be obtained in the major, the minor, overall, and in all courses taken at ETSU in order to graduate. Prior to graduation, students must also complete a major field test in addition to the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST).

Advising

Students with 0-59 earned credits:

Contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor. Visit the CASE website www.etsu.edu/cas/case/ and call (423) 439-5602.

Students with 60 or more earned credits:

Department of Media and Communication
(423) 439-5575

Transfer and Residency Policy

Transfer students majoring in Advertising/Public Relations should contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.

Transfer students may transfer up to 12 credits from other institutions toward the completion of the B.S. in Media and Communication. This means that at least 27 credits in the major and concentration must be completed at ETSU.

For general information about the department or courses, contact Dr. Stephen Marshall, Chair marshals@etsu.edu or (423) 439-7575.

Degree Requirements: 120 credits


General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 48 credits
      Major Core    (18 credits)
      Focus Blocks    (21 credits)
      Advisor Approved Electives    (9 credits)
     Capstone    (3 credits)
Minor 18-24 credits
Free Electives 6-13 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: MDCM-BS   


College of Arts and Sciences : Visit link to view the complete list of B.S. degree requirements.


General Education Requirements    

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

Total Requirements for Media and Communication Major: 48 credits


Media and Communication Major Core Requirements: 18 credits


Focus Blocks: 21 credits


Survey Block: 3 credits


Choose one course from the following:

Writing Block: 6 credits


Choose two courses from the following:

Research Block: 3 credits


Choose one course from the following:

Production Block: 9 credits


Choose three courses from the following:

Capstone: 3 credits


Choose one course from the following:

Advisor Approved Electives: 6 credits


Choose two courses from any non-required course from MCOM, ADVR, JOUR, PUBR, or RTVF in conjunction with the advisor as an elective.

Minor: 18-24 credits


Free Electives: 6-13 credits


Additional Information


At least 72 credits of a student’s degree must be completed in non-media and communication courses.

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency Exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.

Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.