Communication & Media Studies

Two unique majors. Unlimited possibilities.

Communication and Media Studies students gain the tools necessary to engage in critical inquiry and effectively communicate to challenge and change the world.

Providing the experiences necessary for a successful and fulfilling career.

With a blend of innovative coursework and experiential learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, our students are well equipped with practical skills essential in today’s job market—whether they are looking for a path in leadership or critical thinking.

Explore the Film Studies Minor

The minor in Film Studies provides students with an introduction to the medium from a theoretical perspective by combining classes in film history as well as critical analysis of both fiction and non-fiction forms. An interdisciplinary and collaborative program, the Film Studies minor includes coursework from across the university in communication, English, history, and creative media & entertainment among others, making it an excellent complement to many majors.

Student Resources & Opportunities

The required CMS coursework provides students with a broad and deep understanding of communication, but learning doesn’t just end in the classroom. Students are encouraged to strengthen their expertise through unique student opportunities both during the year and in the summer.

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Practice Your Passions

A wide variety of experiential, research, and study abroad opportunities exist for CMS students.

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Careers & Internships

The need for strong critical thinking, message analysis, and communication are timeless. CMS gives students flexibility to move across fields as careers and professions evolve.

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Associations & Activism

There are a variety of organizations that support educational, scholarly, and practical understanding of communication.

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Faculty & Staff

Get to know the CMS faculty and staff.