Jun 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Media Studies, Broadcasting Option, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies is granted upon completion of 124 semester credit hours in one of the approved programs of study for the Media Studies degree. The program is interdisciplinary in nature as it advances a media-driven convergence model within the context of collaborative, student-centered learning outcomes in interrelated disciplines, including the Visual and Performing Arts. Moreover, the program gives Media Studies majors an opportunity to select from three viable areas of concentration: broadcasting, digital journalism, and public relations. Media Studies majors take courses that require them to develop skills in media-making, critical analysis and reflection, entrepreneurialism, media production, and research related to traditional and emerging forms of media, that now include digital and electronic media.

Admissions to the Media Studies Major

Students admitted to the major program in Media Studies must meet the following criteria: Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, with no grade below “C” in any major courses.  Transfer students who matriculate in the program must earn 30 credit hours at the 3000 and/or 4000 level, with at least 20 credit hours in Media Studies, from Fort Valley State University. It is strongly recommended that students who are interested in completing the degree in Media Studies follow one of the prescribed program maps.

Program of Study for the B.A. Degree
Total Number of Hours: 124

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Fall Semester

15 Credit Hours

Spring Semester

12 Credit Hours


* Any 1400 level physical education or military science activity course

A. Core Requirements

Area A: Essential Skills: 9 Credit Hours

Area B: Institutional Options: 5 Credit Hours

Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts: 6 Credit Hours

One of the following:

Area D: Science, Math and Technology: 10 Credit Hours

(A science course with a lab is required.)

One of the following:

B. Major Requirements

Area F: Courses Related to the Program of Study: 18 Credit Hours

One of the following:


*Foreign language depends on CPC requirement

One of the following:

One of the following:

One of the following:

Option Requirements: 9 Credit Hours

Free Electives

At least 1 Literature Course 2000 or above Credit Hours: 3

C. Institutional Requirements

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