Communication, Culture, and Media – BA

Communication, Culture, and Media (CCM) is an interdisciplinary liberal arts-based program that provides students with the depth and breadth of knowledge necessary to understand how media, communication, and technology function in contemporary culture and daily life. We encourage our students to think differently about the power of media and communication by offering theoretical and analytical tools that engage media technologies and communication systems in critical frameworks such as philosophy, sociology, politics, globalism, and history.

Students who choose CCM are creative, critical thinkers interested in re-imagining the world in order to transform it. For communicators, intellectuals, creatives, designers, social advocates, cosmopolitans, cultural citizens—CCM prepares students for success in an increasingly complex globalized world. For students who choose CCM, the future is theirs to determine.

Program Information

Students gain foundational concepts and skills that prepare them for advanced work in CCM concentrations. See the Michigan Tech undergraduate course catalog page for additional information on these and all other undergraduate Humanities courses. Below is a sample list of core classes:

Students in the CCM program cultivate the knowledge and ability to harness the power of media and communication so that they can act creatively in the world, become a leader, and prepare for advanced graduate study or for career positions in business, industry, government, non-profit organizations, and freelancing.

Employment Opportunities

CCM majors learn a broad-based set of diverse skills and competencies preparing them for opportunities within a wide range of career positions. Our graduates work in management, industry, free-lancing, government, and non-profit organizations. 

Suggested Career Tracks

Graduate Studies

CCM provides excellent preparation for graduate studies. Students can use their CCM degree as a basis for graduate work in communication studies, media studies, and cultural studies, as well as other fields requiring strong communication and research skills such as journalism, law, public administration, business administration, etc.

Internship and Co-Op Opportunities

CCM students have worked as communication specialists in television production, music recording and media criticism, gallery marketing and publicity, university news & sports writing, study abroad development and programming; university marketing, design, and copy editing.

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