BA in Communication - Electronic Media Emphasis

Program Requirements

A minimum total of 120 credit hours is required for the BA in communication - electronic media emphasis. Students majoring in communication must maintain a 2.500 grade point average (overall and in the major), and complete a minimum of 45 credit hours in communication, including 21 credit hours in the communication core. At least 24 credit hours must be in the following structured emphasis area. In addition to meeting the requirements of the WSU General Education Program and the requirements of Fairmount College Liberal Arts and Sciences, students in the BA in communication - electronic media emphasis must take the following courses:

Course Title Hours
Communication Core Courses
COMM 130Communication and Society3
or COMM 190 Introduction to Human Communication
COMM 301Writing for the Mass Audience3
COMM 325Speaking in Business and the Professions3
COMM 535Communication Analysis and Criticism3
COMM 305Visual Technologies3
or COMM 306 Introduction to Multimedia
Select two of the following:6
Communication Research and Inquiry
Communication Law and Responsibility
Historical and Theoretical Issues in Communication
Electronic Media Emphasis Courses
COMM 304Studio Video Production3
COMM 305Visual Technologies 13
or COMM 306 Introduction to Multimedia
COMM 406Audio Production3
COMM 512Principles of Video Production3
COMM 604Video Storytelling3
COMM 609Interactive Media Production3
Select 6 credit hours of upper-division communication elective credit6
Total Credit Hours45

Applied Learning

Students in the BA in communication - electronic media program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing COMM 609 Interactive Media Production.