OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Minimum number of credits required to graduate: 120
Minimum number of credits to complete the major: 30
Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate: 2.0
Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward major: A grade of C- or better is required for all CMJ courses to fulfill a major requirement.
Other GPA requirements to graduate: A minimum accumulative GPA of 2.0 (“C”) in the major.
Residency Requirement: 24 credits of CMJ courses at the University of Maine.
Required Course(s) for fulfilling Capstone Experience: CMJ 483
Contact Information: Paul Grosswiler, Chair, 443 Dunn Hall, 581-1286
The Department of Communication and Journalism offers three different B.A. degrees. These degrees are in: Communication, Journalism, and Media Studies.
Firmly grounded in the liberal arts, the B.A. degree in Media Studies provides students with a broad understanding of the roles of media in society. The degree prepares students for careers in the media and provides background in media studies theories and research issues necessary for graduate study in related communication fields, the humanities and social sciences.
Majors in Media Studies must complete a minimum of thirty (30) credits of required CMJ courses and additional coursework external to the major.
The external coursework must include at least 9 credits in the areas of Writing and Language.
The 9 credits of coursework in the areas of Writing and Language must include at least 3 credits in each of the two areas (6 credits from one area; 3 credits from the other). The Writing area includes the following courses: ENG 201, ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 301, ENG 315, ENG 317, and ENG 415. CMJ 136 can also be used to meet part of this requirement for Media Studies majors. The Language area includes: French, German, Spanish, American Sign Language or other non-English languages.
The requirements listed on this page are specific to this particular major. Students are also responsible for meeting any graduation requirements set out by their college. Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) should make sure to review those requirements as stated on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences page of the catalog.