2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 10, 2023  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Communication and Media Studies Department

Paul van der Veur, chair
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-114
Fax: 607-753-4821
Email: department chair
Email: new communication media program coordinator

School of Arts and Sciences

Broadcast Journalism


Samuel Avery, Taylor Dunne, Moyi Jia, Wan S. Jung, Caroline K. Kaltefleiter, Christina M. Knopf, Kathleen A. Lawrence, Christopher Ortega, Syed H. Pasha, Paul R. van der Veur, Lan Ye, Sung Woo Yoo

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration  section.

Degrees and Minors

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
Bachelor of Arts in New Communication Media
Minor in Cinema Study
Minor in Communication Studies


For Communication Studies majors only:
Media Production
Public Relations and Advertising


The Communication and Media Studies Department offers degrees in both communication studies and new communication media. These majors are designed to allow students to tailor their program of study to meet personal learning and employment objectives. The communication studies major is focused on scholarly analysis and application of human communication in all its complexity. It prepares students for careers as communication specialists in the public or private sector and in mass media. Communication studies majors receive a bachelor of arts degree in a program that balances theory, analysis, writing and applied skills development.

The new communication media major allows students to acquire the skills necessary for careers in the development of digital content for a variety of media and broadcast-related industries. Students also choose courses in related content areas including art, geography, sports information, and computer applications. Course offerings in both majors are supplemented through work with the student-run campus media, an extensive internship program and a highly developed portfolio of study and internship abroad opportunities.

Special Features

  • Blackbird Film Festival
  • CSTV-20
  • Dragon Chronicle
  • Internships
  • Study abroad


  1. Degree requirements  listed in this catalog apply to the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: 90 credit hours

Interdisciplinary Minor