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BA in Emerging Media

Communication and Emerging Media

About the B.A. in Emerging Media

Our new Emerging Media BA program focuses on studying new communication technologies and is designated as a STEM degree by the Department of Homeland Security.

Studying media from historical, cultural, and ethical perspectives develops a strong understanding of media’s role in our lives and society. This increase in media literacy along with experiences gained in graphic design, photography, videography, UX & UI design, social media analytics, and data visualization prepares Emerging Media majors to excel when joining the workforce. Majoring in Emerging Media prepares students to think critically about both media creation and media consumption. Students develop the high-demand skills employers desire in the media industries.

Students will also have the opportunity to use our Media Learning and Research Lab which has a greenscreen studio, a podcast studio, and iMotions biometric insight software for media research.

  • Emerging Media is a STEM Degree.
  • 100% of our Emerging Media students gain experience with photography, videography, graphic design, and cutting edge, emerging media software. 
  • 100% of our student go through intense Career and Self-Development training. 
  • 100% of our students complete a Capstone Experience which is considered a high impact teaching practice and ensures our students are ready for the workforce and continued intellectual development and lifelong learning after graduation. 
  • 100% of our Emerging Media students graduate with an ePortfolio to show their media skills to prospective employers. 
  • 100% of our student take courses focused on diversity and global learning, also a high impact practice.  
  • There are opportunities to participate in eSports and the university online newspaper, the Pacer Times. 
  • Our students participate in undergraduate research and present at academic conferences. 
  • Our students have a track record of graduating, getting good jobs and being accepted to graduate school.   
  • Our faculty are award winning teachers and researchers and professional journalism practitioners. 
  • Our faculty are active in important academic organizations such as the Carolinas Communication Association, the Southern States Communication Association, the National Communication Association, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and the International Communication Association.  

For questions about this degree program, students should contact their advisor or Dr. Jason Munsell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Core Classes

  • COMM A190: Intro to Communication
  • COMM A241: Public Speaking
  • COMM A332: Writing Across the Media
  • COMM A352: Media and Culture
  • COMM A376: Visual Communication
  • COMM A379: Data Visualization
  • COMM A385: Group Communication
  • COMM A476: Visual Communication II
  • COMM A478: Digital Storytelling
  • COMM A497 OR A499: Capstone