Communication, Culture, and Media – BA

A Place to Make Media, Communicate, Transform Culture

Communication, Culture, and Media (CCM) is an interdisciplinary liberal arts-based program where you learn about how media, communication, and technology impact culture, society, and daily life.

Think critically about how the power of technology, media, and language advance cultural diversity and social justice. Prepare yourself to succeed in an increasingly complex, globalized world, as a communicator, creative, designer, social advocate, cultural citizen, etc. Join us to reimagine the world in order to transform it.

Employers seek out CCM students because they are smart, creative, and competent communicators who can analyze complex problems, design ethical solutions, and shape a brighter future.

Tomorrow Needs Communication, Culture, and Media Experts

In an era of rapid change and global challenges, communication, culture, and media experts are needed to bridge divides, filter vital information, and craft narratives for change. Their skills in technology and media are crucial in telling tomorrow’s stories and adapting to an ever-changing world.

  • 1
    public relations specialist: #1 best creative and media jobs
  • 6%
    growth in employment in media and communication occupations
  • 84%
    humanities graduates satisfied with their job
  • 9
    minors to pair your degree

Career Opportunities for Communication, Culture, and Media Majors

Your future career options are unlimited with a degree in communication, culture, and media. Career opportunities include:

  • Account Executive
  • Business Manager
  • Copy Writer
  • Community Affairs Liaison
  • Community Relations
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Corporate Communications
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Editor
  • Government Relations
  • Human Resources Administration
  • Information Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Language Specialist
  • Marketing Representative
  • Media Buyer
  • Media Programmer
  • Media Relations
  • Photojournalist
  • Print production Coordinator
  • Promotions and Publicity
  • Public Information Officer
  • Publisher
  • Recruiter
  • Researcher
  • Risk Communication Consultant
  • Sales Representative
  • Speech Writer
  • Staff Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Tour Director
  • Translator
  • Web/Graphic Designer

Companies Hiring Communication, Culture, and Media Majors

These are just some of the companies hiring communication, culture, and media majors:

  • AmeriCorps

  • Art Institute of Chicago

  • Audacy Inc.

  • Chicago Public Media

  • Children’s Literacy Initiative

  • Commonwealth McCann

  • Crain Communications

  • Cybertech Inc.

  • Dematic Corp.

  • Grand Rapids School District

  • Grosse Pointe School District

  • Herman Miller Inc.

  • Merkle

  • Northern Trust Corp.

  • Olympia Entertainment

  • Prime Publishing

  • Robert W. Baird

  • Rocket Mortgage

  • Trinity Health

Coops and Internships

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about studying communication culture, and media at Michigan's flagship technological university.

"The CCM degree really allows you to develop into a creative professional that can go on to choose their own career and make the best of that."Kendall Belopavlovich ’18, BA Communication, Culture, and Media

Study Communication, Culture, and Media at a Technological University

Combine your love of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) into a career that requires creativity, critical-thinking, and communication skills. Strengthen your capability in another language and build a broad cultural base. Develop critical skills to become a life-long learner who adapts to an increasingly technical and scientific world that is transforming rapidly. Learn the skills central to solving real-world problems in sustainability, human health, social justice, technology, and globalization. Our programs and faculty engage students and enrich campus by involving scholars from diverse fields in ambitious and meaningful projects.

  • Customize your communication, culture, and media education: Take classes across any of three major programs. That interdisciplinary approach gives you exposure to different areas of humanities. Tailor your degree to fit your individual pathway with minorsin the department. Choose communication studies, diversity studies, ethics and philosophy, journalism, media production, writing, or one of three modern languages (French, German, and Spanish). Plus, the Communication, Culture, and Media major’s flexible requirements allow you to add a minor or second major from outside the department to expand your expertise and prepare for successful careers in a variety of fields. Have an interest in marketing and social media? Consider adding a business minor or marketing double degree. Interested in applying your communication and media skills to environmental issues? Add a sustainability, science and society minor or consider a double degree in policy and community development. Other popular options include psychology, public health, or pre-health professions. Minors can usually be added without any additional time to degree, while double degrees typically require an additional two semesters of undergraduate study.
  • Get personalized attention: Our smaller department ensures your academic advisor and professors know you and understand your interests and needs. You can receive the guidance you need in a timely fashion.
  • Connect to internships: Develop professional skills, locate internships, and be successful in gaining work experience. The Humanities Internship Program helps students connect with internships on and off campus. Our Professional Development in Humanities course helps you learn how to present yourself well to employers and land a job. Through our micro internship program, 100% of humanities majors complete an internship experience while at Michigan Tech.
  • Get Involved: Participate in the Cin-Optic Communication and Media Enterprise to create visual art or join dozens of other Enterpriseteams. Study abroadwith Humanities to places like Ireland or find another experience. Work as a coach in the Michigan Tech Writing Center.Write for the Michigan Tech Lode newspaper or another campus publication. Work in the Humanities Digital Media Zone(HDMZ) as a consultant or in another Learning Center on campus. Get hands-on experience as a DJ at WMTU-FM. Iftheatre is where you thrive, you can participate in a dramatic production or join a number of other visual and performing arts student organizations. Help shape the next generation by teaching at Summer Youth Programs or volunteering at a local school or with a community service organization. With these options, you can build a solid resume and portfolio, which you can improve with the help of Career Services.

  • Study Humanities in a STEM context: Benefit from being at a school with a strong STEM focus. Our students work, live, and play with engineers and scientists, developing the ability to work in diverse teams, to appreciate and seek out different perspectives, and to communicate effectively in the world of science and technology.

Undergraduate Majors in Humanities

Not sure which major is the right fit? No problem.
Just declare the General Sciences and Arts major, give yourself time, and decide when you arrive on campus. To learn more speak to an academic advisor.

Undergraduate Minors

Specialize in a secondary discipline outside of or complementary to your major, expand your knowledge base, and boost your potential career options with these nine humanities-centric minors. A minor in a pre-professional program such as Pre-Law and Society or Pre-Health Professions prepares you for graduate school and future careers in law and medicine. You can declare a major anytime, but it is recommended you begin your minor studies as early as possible in your academic career. To learn more, speak to an academic advisor.

  • Communication Studies
  • Diversity Studies
  • Ethics and Philosophy
  • Journalism
  • Media and Production
  • Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish)
  • Writing

Tomorrow Needs You

Supercharge your creativity, critical-thinking, and communication skills at a flagship public research university powered by science, technology, engineering, and math. Graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to solve real-world problems and succeed in tomorrow's academia, research, non-profit, and high-tech business landscapes.

"This is a place where you can combine technology and media in a way that you can't in a lot of other places. It's definitely a place for self-expression. It's a really comfortable place. It's more like a family than anything else."Matt Brisson '23, BA Communication, Culture, and Media