Academic Programs Catalog

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Department of Media and Information

Undergraduate Program
Media and Information - Bachelor of Science (this program is in moratorium effective Fall 2016 through Summer 2020)

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Media and Information

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the  Undergraduate  Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Media and Information.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Media and Information major is met by completing one of the following courses: Media and Information 442, 443, 447, 450, 452, 458, 462, or 472.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The  requirements of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences for the Bachelor of Science degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. All of the following courses (12 credits):
    MI 101 Understanding Media in the Information Age 3
    MI 201 Introduction to Media and Information Technologies and Industries 3
    MI 301 Bringing Media to Market 3
    MI 401 Topics in Media Impacts on Society 3
    b. At least 3 credits from the following courses (3 credits):
    ANP 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
    EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
    PHL 130 Logic and Reasoning 3
    PLS 200 Introduction to Political Science 4
    PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4
    SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 4
    c. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
    CAS 111 The Digital Image 3
    CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 3
    d. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
    MTH 132 Calculus I 3
    e. At least three of the following courses (3 credits):
    CAS 201 Audio and Video in Media Settings I 1
    CAS 202 Audio and Video in Media Settings II 1
    CAS 203 Design in Media Settings 1
    CAS 204 Web Design Media Settings 1
    CAS 205 Photography in Media Settings 1
    CAS 206 Graphics and Illustration in Media Settings 1
    CAS 207 Animation in Media Settings 1
    CAS 208 Interactivity in Media Settings 1
    f. One of the following concentrations (12 credits):
    TV, Cinema, and Radio
    1. The following course (3 credits):
    MI 341 Film Style Production for Cinema and Television 3
    2. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
    MI 247 Three-Dimensional Modeling and Design 3
    MI 337 Compositing and Special Effects 3
    MI 342 Multi Camera Production for Television 3
    MI 343 Basic Audio Production 3
    MI 344 Sound Design for Cinema, Television, and Games 3
    MI 347 Three-Dimensional Computer Animation 3
    MI 348 Advanced Lighting and Camera Techniques 3
    MI 351 Producing for Cinema and Television 3
    MI 352 Advanced Video Editing 3
    MI 377 Advanced 3D Modeling 3
    3. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MI 442 Design of Cinema and Television Projects (W) 3
    MI 443 Audio Industry Design and Management (W) 3
    MI 447 Three-Dimensional Animation Workshop (W) 3
    MI 499 Media and Information Capstone (W) 3
    Interactive and Social Media
    1. The following course (3 credits):
    MI 331 Introduction to Interactive Media Development 3
    2. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
    MI 239 Digital Footprints: Privacy and Online Behavior 3
    MI 247 Three-Dimensional Modeling and Design 3
    MI 344 Sound Design for Cinema, Television, and Games 3
    MI 346 Introduction to Game Design 3
    MI 347 Three-Dimensional Computer Animation 3
    MI 349 Web Design and Development 3
    MI 359 Server-Side Web Development 3
    MI 361 Information and Communication Technology Management 3
    MI 362 Web Administration 3
    MI 377 Advanced 3D Modeling 3
    3. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MI 450 Human Computer Interaction and User Experience Design (W) 3
    MI 462 Social Computing (W) 3
    MI 472 Electronic Commerce (W) 3
    MI 482 Building Virtual Worlds (W) 3
    MI 484 Building Innovative Interfaces (W) 3
    MI 499 Media and Information Capstone (W) 3
    Media Management
    1. The following course (3 credits):
    MI 300 Media Policy and Economics 3
    2. At least two of the following courses (6 or 7 credits):
    COM 300 Methods of Communication Inquiry 4
    MI 239 Digital Footprints: Privacy and Online Behavior 3
    MI 331 Introduction to Interactive Media Development 3
    MI 341 Film Style Production for Cinema and Television  3
    MI 351 Producing for Cinema and Television 3
    MI 355 Media and Information Research 3
    MI 361 Information and Communication Technology Management 3
    3. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MI 452 Media Strategy (W) 3
    MI 458 Project Management (W) 3
    MI 499 Media and Information Capstone (W) 3
    g. Cognate (12 credits):
    The cognate consists of a set of courses approved by the advising office upon admission to the major or attainment of junior standing, whichever is earlier. The cognate must be a minimum of 12 credits and include at least 6 credits from the 300-400 level. The courses in the cognate may be selected from: fine arts, social sciences, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, business, or an approved university minor administered outside of the college. If business is selected, students must select from the following courses: Economics 201 and 202, Accounting 230, General Business and Business Law 323, Finance 320, Management 325, and Marketing 313 and 327. A list of minors is available from the advising office.
    h. Media and Information (MI) Electives.
    Electives include courses outside the above requirements. Additional courses can be taken as electives, but not more than 45 total credits may count towards the degree. Internships are encouraged and may qualify for course credit (MI 493).