Communication, Culture, and Media – BA

Communication, Culture, and Media (CCM) is an interdisciplinary liberal arts-based program with depth and breath. Students learn how media, communication, and technology function in contemporary culture and daily life. As communicators, creatives, designers, social advocates, and cultural citizens, students are prepared to succeed in an increasingly complex, globalized world. CCM students reimagine the world in order to transform it.

"Without CCM, I never would have had the life-changing experience of studying abroad in New Zealand, where I worked on a research project about the indigenous Māori people and their ongoing history with cultural activism."Bridget Alaniva, BS CCM 2018

Program Information

Students gain foundational concepts and skills that prepare them for advanced work in CCM concentrations. See the Michigan Tech undergraduate course catalog for additional information on these and all other undergraduate humanities courses.

Major Core Courses

  • Communication and Culture
  • Research and Writing in Communication
  • Public Speaking and Multimedia
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Media and Society
  • Technology and Culture
  • New Media Theory
  • Environmental Communication

Other Requirements

  • Major Electives: 34 credits
  • Modern Language requirement: 6 credits
  • Free Electives: 24 credits
  • General Education Courses: 39 credits

For specific information about degree requirements, please contact Humanities Undergraduate Advisor, Maria Bergstrom.

Add Value

Humanities majors can add additional value to their degrees through minors, internships and co-ops, Enterprise teams, and professional development opportunities.

Students also have the opportunity to enrich their studies in the major by participating in a variety of study abroad programs.

Professional Development Opportunities

CCM provides ongoing professional development opportunities for students including:

  • co-ops and internships with domestic and international organizations and businesses
  • events that connect current students with alumni to discuss career options and professional opportunities
  • portfolio, resumé, and interview workshops

Get Hired

CCM majors learn a broad-based set of diverse skills and competencies preparing them for opportunities within a wide range of careers. Graduates work in management, industry, freelancing, government, and non-profit organizations.

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