Communication and Media Studies, B.A.

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.

Suggested Concentrations

Students interested in pursuing careers in specific areas of communications should complete the following courses as part of their major requirements or as CMS/advised electives:

In addition to the suggested concentrations listed above students may tailor a concentration focused on their own interests using available CMS/advised electives.