Undergraduate

Minors

The Hubbard School offers two minors, Mass Communication and Digital Media Studies. Read below for more information on each minor, admission requirements, and how to declare.

Mass Communication

The Mass Communication minor explores the innovative sectors that are reshaping 21st Century media—from the news business and strategic use of social media, to the internet and mobile communication. The program helps students develop integrated knowledge and skills needed for successfully managing media and information in business and professional contexts. Students gain the skills to analyze and utilize media storytelling for strategy and purpose in our digital world. Areas of study include: 1) Emerging Media, Technology, and Management, 2) Media and Diversity, 3) Health Communication, 4) Media History, 5) Media Ethics and Law, and 6) Media, Politics, and Psychology.

Admission requirements:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Posted grade of C- or higher in JOUR 1001

To declare the minor:

Notes: 
Hubbard School majors are not eligible to declare the Mass Communication Minor. 

Digital Media Studies

Digital media are a part of and shape our everyday lives. The Digital Media Studies minor helps students understand the continually evolving digital media environment by investigating the role of digital media in society from different perspectives. With this minor, students will better understand how humans interact with technology and how digital technology shapes our social and political lives, and learn to apply this knowledge to professional and personal pursuits. The Digital Media Studies minor complements many majors by illuminating the connections, practices, contexts, and interactions found in the digital world and applying this knowledge to their area of study.

To declare the minor:

Notes:
The Digital Media Studies requirements were updated beginning Fall 2021. Students declared prior to Fall 2021 should check their APAS for those specific completion requirements.
The Digital Media Studies minor is open to Hubbard School majors.

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