Communication and Media Studies, B.A. - Concentration in Media and Social Justice

B.A. Requirements

Liberal Arts Requirement
NUB 102NU Beginnings 11
General Education
Foundation Courses27
Distribution Courses33
Major Requirement
CMS 100Introduction to Media Studies3
CMS 120Media Writing3
CMS 200Media Theory3
CMS 222Digital Journalism3
CMS 245Digital Media Production3
CMS 330Research Methods3
CMS 345Video Production and Laboratory4
CMS 395Mass Communications Law3
CMS 460Senior Seminar3
Media Writing Elective3
CMS Electives15
Advised Electives15
Total Credits122

All Niagara University students entering as freshmen are required to take the one credit Niagara University Beginning seminar course (NUB 102 NU Beginnings) in addition to the 20 general education requirements.

Concentration Requirements

Media Writing Electives (2)
CMS 220Documentary Script Writing3
CMS 221Screenwriting3
CMS 222Digital Journalism3
CMS 223Creative Non-Fiction3
CMS 224Freelance and Feature Writing3
CMS 226Specialty Journalism3
CMS 335Investigation and Reporting for the3
CMS Electives (3)
CMS 350Mass Media and Culture3
CMS 352Documentary Film3
CMS 354International Communication3
CMS 361Politics and Media3
CMS 362Social Media3
CMS 363Stereotyping in the Media3
CMS 491Internship (non profit-related internship)3
Advised Electives
SWK Intro to Social Work3
SWK 120Understanding & Addressing Poverty3
SWK 210Diversity & Soc Justice3
SOC 288Youth/Music/Subculture3
SOC Social Problems3