Nov 13, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020

Communication, Media, and Design


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The B.S. in Communication, Media, and Design requires a total of 124 credit hours.

The Communication and Media Department mission emphasizes language, media theory, and design in multicultural, multimedia environments. 

The new undergraduate program is designed to train versatile, professional, and creative communicators across a broad range of media literacies, genres, and formats.

First Year


Fall


  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Science Core Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Science Core Elective Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Fall


  • Science Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Major Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Major Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Science Core Elective Credit Hours: 4

Third Year


The Arch Summer Semester*


*For students who have applied for and been granted an exception, The Arch Summer courses would be taken during the fall semester. For listing of the exception process go to: http://info.rpi.edu/arch/students/#ExceptionProcess

  • Major Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall or Spring


  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Major Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall


  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • HASS Core Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Footnotes


  1. Major Elective: 16 credits of COMM, LITR, WRIT, or LANG to obtain further depth in their major in consultation with a faculty adviser. 8 credits of the major electives must be taken at the 4000-level.

 

 

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