Department of Communication

Minor in Media Studies

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Why Choose Media Studies?

Join more than 300 majors earning B.A. degrees in Communication Studies and Media Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. The Department of Communication at Wright State welcomes you to share our passion and dedication to the field of communication. Communication is central to all activities whether it is in political communication, public affairs campaigns, or social media. Our faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduates students are dedicated to keeping current in their fields of expertise. You can join our alumni, one of the highest number of graduates at Wright State, in striving to make the world a better place.

Study from a social scientific perspective how humans create, transmit, receive, and respond to messages. The communication studies program will help you better understand intrapersonal and interpersonal communication. The mass communication program shapens your skills in mediated processes and effects, social media, digital media, and other multimedia processes. Your intellectual, organizational, and social abilities will increase through our new curriculum. These abilities can be applied to a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, organizational, and mediated settings. Your courses will underscore real-world experiences with theoretical frameworks. Your ability to critically think about the world around you cannot be overemphasized. We strive to help you participate in a democratic society as an informed and civically engaged citizen and demonstrate global and multicultural competence.

Careers

What can you do with a degree in media studies?

  • Arena Director/Manager
  • Assistant to the President (college)
  • Broadcasting Floor Manager
  • Broadcasting Production
  • Supervisor
  • Business Manager
  • Child Language Specialist
  • College Admissions
  • Counselor
  • College Recruiter
  • Communication Consultant
  • Communication Researcher
  • Communication Statistician
  • Community Affairs Liaison
  • Community College Speech Instructor
  • Community Outreach
  • Director
  • Company Spokesperson
  • Conference Leader
  • Consulting Analyst
  • Copywriter
  • Counselor
  • Crisis Manager
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Database Analyst
  • Debate Coach Associate Producer
  • Developmental Officer
  • Director of Corporate Communication
  • Disc Jockey
  • Diversity Consultant
  • Editor
  • Educational Media Specialist
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Environmental Lobbyist
  • Events Planner
  • Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Film Marketing
  • Fundraiser
  • Gallery Manager/Owner
  • Government Relations Officer
  • Governmental Press Secretary
  • Instructional Development Consultant/Specialist
  • Intercultural Communication Consultant
  • International Program Coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Marketing Communication Manager
  • Marketing Product Manager
  • News Anchor
  • Nonprofit Organization Director
  • Parliamentarian
  • Personnel Development Specialist
  • Political Activist
  • Political Analyst and Campaign Director
  • Proofreader
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Opinion Researcher
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Reporter
  • Sports Publicist
  • Systems Administrator
  • Technical Recruiter
  • Theatre Manager
  • University Administrator
  • University Communication Professor
  • University Information Specialist
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Real World Experience

Past students have interned at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Dayton Dragons, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Cox Media, Central Intelligence Agency, religious organizations, and hospitals.

Success Stories

2005 Wright State grad Chris LeVeck grew up helping with the family lighting business, then set off to found a success company of his own.
Alumna Brooke Moore is one of at least 17 Wright State graduates working in television broadcasting newsrooms in the Dayton area.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Minor in Media Studies program information and requirements in the University Catalog.

Admission

Admission requirements are designed to be consistent with existing department requirements.  These requirements are as follows:

  • Student must be an undergraduate and have junior status
  • Student must have admission in another degree program
  • Student must have completed 60 hours of coursework
  • Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.25

If you are a current student and meet these requirements, go to the WINGS Express Major/Minor change request form or talk to your advisor about adding a minor.

 


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