Mass Communications & Media Studies Minor

For students in the class of 2016: you are grandfathered into the MCMS minor (see requirements below).

For students in the class of 2017: you may be grandfathered into the MCMS minor (see requirements below). Alternatively, you may enroll in the new FMS minor. It might be possible for you to enroll in the new FMS major (please contact the program to inquire).

For students in the classes of 2018 and beyond: please enroll in either the new FMS major or FMS minor (you can no longer enroll in the MCMS minor).

Students in the classes of 2016 and 2017 pursuing an interdisciplinary minor in Mass Communications and Media Studies are required to:

1. Take Soc. 40 "Media and Society” (formerly “Introduction to Mass Media”), EXP 50 "Media Literacy," or an alternative approved by the CMS Director.

2. Complete four elective courses from the Communications and Media Studies Program's approved course list.

3. Complete either a Senior Project, or Perspectives Course, or an Option Course.

The four elective courses must be from at least three departments, and they must include at least one course in the disciplinary area of Social Sciences and at least one course in the disciplinary area of Humanities and the Arts. Students cannot "double count" a course for fulfillment of a foundation requirement and for the MCMS minor, and they may use a maximum of two credits from the minor to count also toward a major, another minor, and distribution requirements.

Students can take a maximum of 2 ExCollege courses to count for the minor except with the consent of the FMS Co-Directors.

Students may count one Media Practice course or credited internship in which they learn skills in media production (e.g. photography, journalism, video, film, multi-media, graphic design, advertising copy).

Students who are doing a Senior Project must also participate in a Senior Colloquium.

For a complete list of requirements for the MCMS minor, please consult the MCMS Minor Information Sheet. You must also complete a CMS Student Information Sheet.

If you are interested in becoming an MCMS minor, please contact us at

Important Forms for the MCMS Minor

CMS Minor Declaration Form
MCMS Minor Information Sheet
CMS Student Information Sheet
Interdisciplinary Minor Completion Form

Below is a full list of courses that count for the MCMS minor.

For the Spring '16 course list, click here.

See below for previous course lists for the MCMS minor.

Fall 2015 Spring 2015 Fall 2014

Spring 2014 Fall 2013 Spring 2013 Fall 2012 Summer 2012 Spring 2012 Fall 2011

Summer 2011 Spring 2011 Fall 2010 Summer 2010 Spring 2010 Fall 2009

For a complete list of CMS Forms — including information about Senior Projects,
Course Options, and Internships — click here.


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