“The rapid growth and evolution of media communication technologies has created more career opportunities for media psychologists than ever before.”

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CURRICULUM

Housed in the Department of Marketing Communication within the School of Communication, the Media Psychology degree program has a total of 52 credits. Media Psychology, which applies psychological science (the study of behavior and the mind), helps people understand media design, production, and consumption, along with the relationship between people and the media they create and consume. When you pursue this exciting major, you’ll put theories of learning, motivation, persuasion, and personal and social identity to the test to analyze traditional media—radio, TV, film, and news—plus new and expanding digital technologies and media spaces.

CAREER OUTLOOK

Media psychology is a new and emerging field of psychology that is becoming more popular every day. Graduates of our Media Psychology program launch careers across many industries, including education, media production and entertainment, marketing, and design. Examples of careers include:

  • Corporate consultant;
  • Entertainment industry consultant;
  • K–12 technology teacher;
  • Media psychologist;
  • Online platform developer.

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

First Year

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Media Psychology

Sophomore Year

  • Communication, Media, and Society
  • Social Psychology
  • Methods of Inquiry in Media Psychology

Sophomore Year

  • Communication, Media, and Society
  • Social Psychology
  • Methods of Inquiry in Media Psychology

Junior Year

  • Advanced Topics in Media Psychology
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Ethnographic Methods and Cultural Analysis

Senior Year

  • Media Psychology Capstone

Electives (16 credits from courses throughout the College)

  • Communication Ethics and Cultural Diversity
  • Cinema and Social Change
  • Social Media: Connectivity, Interactivity, Buzz
  • In the News: The Real, the Fake, and the Spectacle

Undergraduate Admission

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