School of Social Sciences and International Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies

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Why Choose Media Studies?

Join the current students earning B.A. degrees in Communication Studies and Media Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. The School of Social Sciences and International Studies 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.


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

Internships can be completed for COM 4330 after administrative approval. You must turn in a job description, the credentials of the supervisor, and an explanation of how you applied concepts learned in your classes to the real-world experiences in this internship. 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 Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.


You must earn a minimum GPA of 2.25 to become a media studies major.

Review the college admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in media studies.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major.  If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in media studies.


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