Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Communication Studies

Written by: Sharon Ladenson Initial draft: March 22, 2005. Updated: March 13, 2016.

Purpose or Scope of Collection

Curricular/Research/Programmatic Needs

The collection supports the curricular and research needs of undergraduate and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) students and faculty from the departments of Communication and Media and Information Studies. The College of Communication Arts and Sciences offers various degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The programs specific to communication and media and information include the following: B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication; M.A. in Media Information (with options for concentrations in Human Computer Interaction and Media Information Management); graduate certification in Serious Game Design; Information Policy and Society graduate cognate; Management of Information Policy graduate specialization; M.A. in Health and Risk Communication; and Ph.D. in Media and Information Studies. The Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law (housed within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences) supports current research on information and communication policy, management, and law.

Undergraduate students in the Media and Information Studies program can pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Media and Information.  Undergraduates can also pursue minors in the areas of information technology; game design and development; information communication technology for development; fiction film production; and documentary production. Options for specialized concentrations include television, cinema, and radio; interactive and social media; and media management.

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