Graduation Applications Due 9/15/19: If you plan on graduating in December 2019, Graduation Applications are due to Admissions and Records by September 15th. Once you have filled out the application, you will need to meet with your COMS advisor for them to review and sign, then get the Department Chair, Ed Beebout's signature.    
Important Dates:  
  • September 15 - Final Deadline for Graduation Applications for  December 2019
  • September 30 - Change of Major Applications for Spring 2020 will be available
  • October 18 - TENTATIVE-Deadline to turn in Change of Major Applications for Spring 2020
Do you want to become a COMS Major?: Applications to change your major for Spring 2020 will be available for pick-up on Monday, Septemeber 30th in Nichols 364.

Communication & Media Studies

 Are you considering a career in media? Our department offers media-focused courses, experienced professors and a hands-on learning experience. Our classes cross over a diverse range of topics and skillsets which allow students to be knowledgeable in many aspects of the media industry.

What is Media Studies?

Media Studies explores the history and impact of media on society as well as research theory and methods of media analysis. Our core curriculum is designed to make students smarter, more savvy media consumers as well as more thoughtful and ethical media practitioners.

Tricaster Studio

We also provide our students with a robust curriculum that allows them to develop media skills in a variety of areas, including video production, writing for the media, public relations, broadcasting and digital media. Students have the opportunity to focus on specific skills or developing skills across the media spectrum.

Change of Major

Do you want to become a COMS Major?

COMS is an impacted major. Check the “announcements” box on this website for the latest dates and information about our application process. Please request to be notified when applications are available each semester. COMS Change of Major - Request to be Notified

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