Media studies majors want to explore big ideas and how media affects society.
The major helps you understand the role of media in society through an interdisciplinary approach that allows you to pursue your passions with courses from sociology, history, international studies, and more complimenting communication courses.
Drawing on more than 70 years of communication education, the Jandoli School of Communication prepares ethical communicators who can thrive in a rapidly changing world.
The school offers five other undergraduate degrees: journalism, strategic communication, sports media, broadcast journalism and video production. All programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
While similar in some regards to other Jandoli School undergraduate majors, media studies is directed more to students who are not seeking traditional media careers. It serves as a good second major for students interested in political science and for those pursuing careers where they may find themselves working with those in the media.
Media studies majors can engage with the Jandoli Institute
, the Jandoli School's media and public policy think tank, which serves as a forum for academic research and constructive debate on the intersection between media and democracy.
With its academic flexibility and exposure to industry research, the program is an excellent pathway to graduate study, including law school.
Internships prepare you for growing job opportunities
Media studies graduates are in demand. “In New York and the nearby states, relevant employment is projected to increase faster than the average employment growth across all occupations in four of the top five most relevant occupations for bachelor’s level media studies professionals from 2018 to 2028,” according to research conducted by Educational Advisory Board.
All Jandoli School majors must complete 400 hours of internships, and are guided in finding on- and off-campus opportunities by the school's internship coordinator. There are also many opportunities to with with our many campus media outlets.