Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 first edition, July 2014

Mass Media

Major(s)

Mass Media (Non-Comprehensive) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts

Departmental admission requirements

All students majoring in the Department of Media, Journalism & Film (except for those seeking a major in Electronic Arts) must satisfy the following requirements before they can be admitted to the program. (In most cases, these requirements should be met by the time the student has completed 75 hours of coursework.)

  1. Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours.
  2. Have a combined grade point average (Missouri State and transfer) of 2.30 or higher.
  3. Complete COM 115 and ENG 110.
  4. Complete the following departmental preadmission core courses and the appropriate degree option course with at least a C- in each of these courses.

    1. Departmental Preadmission Core: MED 120(3), 130(3), 220(3)

    2. Required Degree Option Courses:
      Journalism (Broadcast; Print and Internet) - JRN 270(3)
      Non-Comprehensive Mass Media (Film Studies, Media Studies) - MED 274(3)
      Comprehensive Mass Media (Digital Film Production, Media Production) - MED 365(3)

  5. Achieve a combined GPA of 2.70 or higher across any three of the four preadmission courses (MED 120(3), MED 130(3), MED 220(3), and the appropriate degree option course). To achieve the 2.70 GPA, a student may retake any of these courses only once and may retake no more than two of these courses.
  6. Submit application for admission and receive approval by faculty advisor and Head of the Department of Media, Journalism & Film.

Restriction

Departmental majors may not take a second major within the department.

Specific admission requirements

A student must achieve a combined GPA of 2.70 or higher across any three of the four preadmission courses [MED 120(3), MED 130(3), MED 220(3) and MED 274(3)] along with a combined GPA of 2.30 or higher to be admitted to this major.

Program requirements

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog.
    Specific General Education Requirement: MED 120(3)
  2. Major Requirements (39 hours)
    1. Departmental Preadmission Core: MED 130(3), 220(3)
    2. Departmental Required Courses: MED 304(3), 581(3); JRN 407(3)
    3. Mass Media (Non-Comprehensive) Core: MED 274(3), 454(3)
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of MED 581(3).
    5. Choose one of the following options (18 hours):
      1. Film Studies: MED 374(3), 375(3), 470(3), 570(3); select 6 hours of MED or JRN electives
      2. Media Studies: MED 290(3); 320(3) or 355(3) or 580(3); 325(3); 381(3); select 6 hours of MED or JRN electives
  3. Minor Required. Note: No course may count for both the Mass Media major and the minor.
  4. Specific Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree - see Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements section of catalog
  5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Mass Media (Non-Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science

Departmental admission requirements

All students majoring in the Department of Media, Journalism & Film (except for those seeking a major in Electronic Arts) must satisfy the following requirements before they can be admitted to the program. (In most cases, these requirements should be met by the time the student has completed 75 hours of coursework.)

  1. Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours.
  2. Have a combined grade point average (Missouri State and transfer) of 2.30 or higher.
  3. Complete COM 115 and ENG 110.
  4. Complete the following departmental preadmission core courses and the appropriate degree option course with at least a C- in each of these courses.

    1. Departmental Preadmission Core: MED 120(3), 130(3), 220(3)

    2. Required Degree Option Courses:
      Journalism (Broadcast; Print and Internet) - JRN 270(3)
      Non-Comprehensive Mass Media (Film Studies, Media Studies) - MED 274(3)
      Comprehensive Mass Media (Digital Film Production, Media Production) - MED 365(3)

  5. Achieve a combined GPA of 2.70 or higher across any three of the four preadmission courses (MED 120(3), MED 130(3), MED 220(3), and the appropriate degree option course). To achieve the 2.70 GPA, a student may retake any of these courses only once and may retake no more than two of these courses.
  6. Submit application for admission and receive approval by faculty advisor and Head of the Department of Media, Journalism & Film.

Restriction

Departmental majors may not take a second major within the department.

Specific admission requirements

A student must achieve a combined GPA of 2.70 or higher across any three of the four preadmission courses [MED 120(3), MED 130(3), MED 220(3) and MED 274(3)] along with a combined GPA of 2.30 or higher to be admitted to this major.

Program requirements

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog.
    Specific General Education Requirement: MED 120(3)

  2. Major Requirements (39 hours)

    1. Departmental Preadmission Core: MED 130(3), 220(3)

    2. Departmental Required Courses: MED 304(3), 581(3); JRN 407(3)

    3. Mass Media (Non-Comprehensive) Core: MED 274(3), 454(3)

    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of MED 581(3).
    5. Choose one of the following options (18 hours):

      1. Film Studies: MED 374(3), 375(3), 470(3), 570(3); select 6 hours of MED or JRN electives

      2. Media Studies: MED 290(3); 320(3) or 355(3) or 580(3); 325(3); 381(3); select 6 hours of MED or JRN electives

  3. Minor Required. Note: No course may count for both the Mass Media major and the minor.

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Mass Media (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

Departmental admission requirements

All students majoring in the Department of Media, Journalism & Film (except for those seeking a major in Electronic Arts) must satisfy the following requirements before they can be admitted to the program. (In most cases, these requirements should be met by the time the student has completed 75 hours of coursework.)

  1. Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours.
  2. Have a combined grade point average (Missouri State and transfer) of 2.30 or higher.
  3. Complete COM 115 and ENG 110.
  4. Complete the following departmental preadmission core courses and the appropriate degree option course with at least a C- in each of these courses.

    1. Departmental Preadmission Core: MED 120(3), 130(3), 220(3)

    2. Required Degree Option Courses:
      Journalism (Broadcast; Print and Internet) - JRN 270(3)
      Non-Comprehensive Mass Media (Film Studies, Media Studies) - MED 274(3)
      Comprehensive Mass Media (Digital Film Production, Media Production) - MED 365(3)

  5. Achieve a combined GPA of 2.70 or higher across any three of the four preadmission courses (MED 120(3), MED 130(3), MED 220(3), and the appropriate degree option course). To achieve the 2.70 GPA, a student may retake any of these courses only once and may retake no more than two of these courses.
  6. Submit application for admission and receive approval by faculty advisor and Head of the Department of Media, Journalism & Film.

Restriction

Departmental majors may not take a second major within the department.

Specific admission requirements

A student must achieve a combined GPA of 2.70 or higher across any three of the four preadmission courses [MED 120(3), MED 130(3), MED 220(3) and MED 365(3)] along with a combined GPA of 2.30 or higher to be admitted to this major.

Program requirements

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog.
    Specific General Education Requirement: MED 120(3)
  2. Major Requirements (51 hours)
    1. Departmental Preadmission Core: MED 130(3), 220(3)
    2. Departmental Required Courses: MED 304(3), 581(3); JRN 407(3)
    3. Mass Media (Comprehensive) Core: MED 274(3), 365(3), 454(3)
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of MED 581(3).
    5. Choose one of the following options (27 hours):
      1. Digital Film Production: MED 361(3) or 461(3); MED 374(3) or 375(3); MED 462(3); MED 464(3) or 565(3); MED 465(3) or 466(3); MED 561(3) or 562(3); select 9 hours of elective courses from MED 300(3), 361(3); MED 374(3) or 375(3); MED 461(3); 463(3); MED 464(3) or 565(3); MED 465(3); 466(3); MED 470(3); 492(1-3); MED 561(3); 562(3); MED 566(3); 567(3); 570(3); 595(3); 597(3)
      2. Media Production: MED 290(3), 325(3); MED 361(3) or 382(3); MED 381(3) or 464(3); MED 383(3), 583(3); select 9 hours of elective courses from MED 320(3); 355(3); 390(3), MED 361(3), 382(3); MED 381(3), 464(3); MED 462(3); 463(3); 466(3); 490(3); 492(1-3); 566(3); 595(1-6); 597(3)
  3. Note: No course may count for both the Mass Media major and a minor.
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Minor(s)

Mass Media

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
  1. MED 120(3), 454(3)
  2. 12 hours of MED electives (6 hours must be numbered 300 or higher) to bring total hours in minor to at least 18 hours. Note: Students majoring in Journalism must complete an additional three hours of media electives since MED 120 is required to complete this major and no course may count toward both the major and a minor.

Accelerated master's degree in communication

Eligible undergraduate majors in the School of Communication Studies may apply for early admission to the Communication program during the second semester of their junior year.  Once accepted for early admission, students will be able to take up to 10 credit hours at the 600-700 level that apply to both their undergraduate and graduate degree programs (Mixed Credit).  Students must enroll in COM 701 during the fall semester of their senior year as part of the accelerated program. 

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.