The College of Media’s
MDS major allows students with an interest in specific media careers
the opportunity to build a customized course of study that aligns with their
goals. Through hands-on courses, students in this major will gain professional
skills that are relevant to today’s – and tomorrow’s – media industry.
College of Media MDS majors complete three minors as part of their curriculum,
of which at least two are offered by or shared with the College of Media. The
minors may be completed online, and some minor courses are available online
only. Depending on the minor, some courses may need to be taken online during
summer terms (additional online course fees may apply).
The program allows students to customize their major based on their interests
and career goals. For example, a student wanting to pursue a career in political
public relations can select minors in Public Relations and Strategic Social
Media (both in the College of Media), as well as Political Science (outside
the College). Someone interested in a career in interactive media development
could choose minors in Interactive Media Design and Advertising (both in the
College), as well as Electronic Media (outside the College).
But the choice is yours. There are no set paths or tracks. As a College of Media
MDS major, you choose the minors that will best suit you.
To view a worksheet outlining all of the College of Media MDS requirements
please click here for the Advisor’s Checklist.