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Undergraduate Students

Key elements of the major are...


  • Introductory classes taught by world-renowned faculty
  • Small, upper-level seminars examining a range of issues in mass media and communication
  • Emphasis on critical thinking and writing
  • Combining classroom training with internship opportunities in a variety of media-related fields
  • Study abroad and senior thesis/honors program opportunities
  • Opportunity to network with outstanding U-M alumni through our career planning programming

What can I study at the department of Communication and Media?

Topics covered by the major include but are not limited to: mobile communications, gender and media, media and public opinion, health and media, globalization, media effects on individuals and society, and more. Some of our department’s resources include our industry-based alumni panels and career exploration opportunities, notably our shadowships where students are able to work with alumni for a few days.