Communication and Media Studies at NMU
Communication empowers us to remember the past, act in the present and anticipate the future. It is the vehicle by which we manage relationships with others in contexts ranging from “one-to-one” to “one-to-many” using personal, public and mass-mediated channels of communication. The disciplines within the Communication and Media Studies Department represent a body of knowledge concerning verbal and nonverbal symbols that are spoken, enacted, heard and seen. The department covers five major areas of study and also serves the needs of students who wish to develop more effective communication skills. While excellent teaching is the department’s first priority, faculty members are also engaged in a variety of professional development activities, including research and creative endeavors, as well as service to the university and community.
- WUPX student-operated radio station
- Public Eye News (student-run TV news program)
- The North Wind student newspaper
- Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
- Media Alliance for Communication Students (MACS)
All department majors must maintain a 2.50 grade point average in the major and earn at least a “C-” in all major courses that are required for graduation, unless otherwise noted. Department minors must maintain a 2.00 grade point average.
Public Relations Program
Admission to the public relations major or minor requires a 2.25 GPA.
Bachelor Degree Programs
- Communication Studies Major
- Multimedia Production Major
- Multimedia Journalism Major
- Public Relations Major
- Theatre and Entertainment Arts Major (Moving to Theatre and Dance Dept.)
Courses within each minor that can be used to satisfy liberal studies requirements are listed with the Roman numeral (in brackets) that coincides with the liberal studies division the course falls under.