This is the launch edition of the 2019-20 VCU Bulletin. This version includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester. (See the Archives page for bulletins for 2018-19.)

The minor in media studies consists of a minimum of 18 credits in mass communications as described below, including a minimum of nine upper-level credits. To declare the minor, students must pass MASC 101 with a minimum grade of C and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50. All courses counted toward the minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C; to graduate, students must have a minimum 2.50 minor GPA. Permission is required to enroll in all courses except MASC 101. All students in the minor in media studies program are required to register with the Robertson School of Media and Culture prior to beginning course work. Media studies course work will be distributed as follows:

Course Title Hours
Required courses
MASC 101Mass Communications3
Select one of the following:3-6
Journalism Writing
Curiousness
and Story
MASC 408Communications Ethics and Law3
Elective courses
Select six to nine credits from the following:6-9
Global Communications
Public Relations
Global Health and Social Media
History and Development of Journalism
Topics in Communications
Technical Prowess
Graphics for Journalism
Visual Communication and Design for Public Relations
History of Advertising
Diversity in the Media
Web Site Design
Topics in Communications
Fieldwork/Internship
Total Hours18