Communication: Broadcast/Digital Media (BA/BS)

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

credit hours (bS)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

3

English

12

9

ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

and/or

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

Fine Art s
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

3

Foreign Language
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate requisites are met

14*

0

Foundations for Excellence

1

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours.

(AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived.

Mathematics

3

3

(BA)

Choose one:

MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I


(BS)

Choose one:

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

Natural Science  (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

4

15

One laboratory science (BA)

or

15 credit hours of laboratory science (BS)

selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics

Religion

9

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

and

three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

6

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government

and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology.

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

63

57

Broadcast/Digital Media Communication Major:

48

48

Complete the following 16 courses for 48 credit hours:

ART 2314 - Photography I

COMA 1302 - Speech and Interpersonal Communication

COMA 2304 - Introduction to Broadcast/Digital Media

COMA 3304 - Writing Across Media

COMA 3305 - Media Announcing

COMA 3307 - Film and Electronic Cinematography

COMA 3319 - Visual Communication

COMA 3324 - Video Editing I

COMA 3326 - Audio Production I

COMA 3340 - Video Production I

COMA 3350 - Social Media

COMA 4300 - Portfolio Research

COMA 4304 - Video Editing II

COMA 4305 - Media Production

COMA 4310 - Internship in Communication

COMA 4340 - Broadcast/Digital Media Practicum (S-L)

And complete the following allied course:

MRKT 3301 - Principles of Marketing

Specialization Electives – Choose 6 hours from the following: 

ART 3314 – Photography II 

COMA 3317 – Contemporary Advertising 

COMA 3332 – Church Media Leadership 

COMA 3334 – Presentations-Church Media 

COMA 3336 – Media and Missions I 

COMA 4309 – Radio Formats 

COMA 4322 – Leadership Communication 

COMA 4325 – Communication in the Digital Age 

MRKT 4306 – Digital Marketing Principles 

6

6

Electives 

Upper-Level

Lower or Upper-Level

0

0

0

6

A minor is recommended.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED

120

120

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor’s degree is required, including 42 upper-level credit hours.

At least 12 credit hours in the major program must be completed at Dallas Baptist University, including nine upper-level course hours.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University: DBU requires a minimum institutional cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

ACCELERATED DEGREES AVAILABLE

DBU also offers Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program(s) for this degree available for qualifying undergraduate students. Refer to Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program Requirements for additional information.

BA/BS in Communication: Broadcast/Digital Media/MA in Communication

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Find course descriptions by category under the Undergraduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.