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Degree Requirements

Upper Division Undergraduate Communications – New Media Program

The LIU Riverhead Undergraduate Communication Studies – New Media Program is an upper-division program. In addition to the upper-division program requirements outlined below, students must complete 63 credits of course work focusing on knowledge, understanding and skills in the liberal arts and sciences. Most of the courses in this Liberal Arts and Sciences core are completed before a student enters LIU Riverhead. A transcript review of these courses is completed during the admissions process.

LIU Riverhead will accept a maximum of 72 transfer credits for all courses taken at two-year colleges. The minimum grade for transfer is C-. Students transferring directly to Long Island University a Riverhead upon completion of an associate's degree may transfer courses in which they received D grades, provided those courses were required for the degree. Courses not listed in the information to follow are generally accepted for elective credit. Substitutions for core requirements are possible with the approval of the academic major advisor.

The 63 credits of liberal arts and sciences courses are broken into a 31-credit General Core and a 32-credit Content Core. The General and Content Cores are further broken down as follows:

Requirements for the General Core in the liberal arts and sciences (31 credits)

Historical and Social Sciences: 9 credits
History, Sociology, Political Science, Psychology or Economics (At least one course must be a History course)

Humanities: 9 credits
Communication, Philosophy, Foreign Language, Fine Arts, English, Cultural Anthropology or Religion. (Only one course may be an English course)

English and Writing: 6 credits

Scientific Processes: 4 credits
Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science or Physics – must include one lab course

Mathematical Processes: 3 credits
Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Number Theory, Statistics or Probability

Requirements for the Content Core in the liberal arts & sciences (32 credits)
The content core in the liberal arts and sciences consists of 32 credits in one or more of the liberal arts and sciences

FOUR SEMESTER PLAN

The Upper Level curriculum follows:

Junior Year

FALL SEMEMSTER

SPRING SEMEMSTER

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

CMA 265 - Technology in Education 3 CMA 300 - Emerging Media Applications I 3
CMA 270 - New Media and Society 3 CMA 310 - Advertising and Public Relations 3
CMA 280 - Interpersonal Communication in the Digital Age 3 CMA 320 - New Media Literacies 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3 CMA 400 - ePortfolio I 2
Liberal Arts Elective 3 CMA 410 - Media Law 2
ENG 402 - Advanced Professional Writing (Liberal Arts) 3

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

17

Senior Year

FALL SEMEMSTER

SPRING SEMEMSTER

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

CMA 301 - Emerging Media Applications II 3 CMA 350 - Gaming and Society 3
CMA 330 - Digital Storytelling 3 CMA 401 - ePortfolio II 2
CMA 340 - Business Communications 3 CMA 440 - Case Studies in New Media 3
CMA 420 - Communication Research Methods 3 CMA 450/451 - Capstone Project or Internship 4
CMA 430 - Oral Communication and Presentation 3 Liberal Arts Elective 3

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

15