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Telecommunication Media Studies

The Department of Communication offers two undergraduate degrees in Telecommunication Media Studies (TCMS).

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunication Media Studies (BA-TCMS) fo­cuses on media industries, technologies, and communication systems in cultural and historical contexts, their audience processes and effects, and social implica­tions of the media. Students take courses that address me­dia industries, law and policy, technology and society, media audiences, processes, and effects, and the theory, history, and criticism of media, culture, and commu­nication. The curriculum is designed to educate citizens for a productive future in a changing world. Our students may become industry leaders, government regu­lators, spokespeople, politicians, writers, artists, activists, and informed citizens.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunication Media Studies (BS-TCMSoverlaps considerably with the curriculum of the Bachelor of Arts degree, but is more directed and emphasizes developing quantitative skills in contrast to the more flexible, liberal arts media-oriented degree. A degree in Telecommunication Media Studies is useful in a broad variety of careers, from media and telecommuni­cation industries, through communication-related positions in business, government, or non-profit organizations, to higher education.