Admission into all College of Media majors is competitive. Students should apply into the major they wish to complete their studies in. Applying to change one’s major within the College upon initial acceptance is not guaranteed.

For admission into all College of Media majors, applicants must be in good academic standing and be making progress toward completing any university, college and departmental requirements for courses outside the College of Media. For example, applicants for Advertising ideally will have completed ADV 150, ECON 102 and 103, STAT 100 and two of these three courses: SOC 100, ANTH 103 and PSYC 100.

Applicants who would require more than nine total semesters of College enrollment to complete their degree are not eligible. Students must complete their College of Media degrees within seven semesters of joining the College as sophomores or within five semesters of joining the College as juniors. A minimum of three semesters within the College is required for students admitted as juniors. A minimum of five semesters within the College is required for students admitted as sophomores.

For many of our majors there is no specific requirement regarding grades but, a competitive cumulative university GPA is always advantageous. Advertising, however, does require a 3.0 minimum GPA. Students with the best essays and the best academic and professional qualifications, including any pertinent extracurricular activities or internships, will receive highest priority. One way to demonstrate interest is to have earned a grade of “B” or better in introductory courses such as ADV 150, JOUR 200, MACS 100, 101, 166, MACS 261, 262 or in Discovery courses taught by the College.

Please see information below regarding specific transfer requirements or suggestions for each of our majors.

Advertising Requirements:
Required pre-requisites for transfer:

  • Attendance at an ICT workshop preferred
  • Completion of ADV 150 with at least a “B” or better OR current enrollment in ADV 150 at the time of application (please note that an admission decision will not be made until the completion of  ADV 150)
  • Completion of STAT 100 (or an equivalent course) with at least a “B” or better OR current enrollment in STAT 100 at the time of application (please note that an admission decision will not be made until the completion of  STAT 100)
  • A 3.0 minimum GPA preferred
  • Demonstrated passion, knowledge and experience in the area of Advertising.
  • It is also recommended that students be enrolled in or have completed ECON 102/103, PSYC 100/SOC 100/ANTH 103 when applying for the Advertising major.

Computer Science + Advertising Requirements:
Required pre-requisites for transfer:

  • Attendance at an ICT workshop preferred
  • A 3.5 minimum GPA
  • Completion of ADV 150 with a “B” or better OR current enrollment in ADV 150 at the time of application (please note that an admission decision will not be made until the completion of ADV 150)
  • Completion of MATH 220/221 (or an equivalent course) with a “B” or better OR current enrollment in MATH 220/221 at the time of application (please note that an admission decision will not be made until the completion of MATH 220/221)
  • Completion of CS 125 with a “B+” or better OR current enrollment in CS 125 at the time of application (please note that an admission decision will not be made until the completion of CS 125)
  • Completion of CS 173 with a “B+” or better OR current enrollment in CS 173 at the time of application (please note that an admission decision will not be made until the completion of CS 173)
  • Completion of CS 225 with a “B+” or better OR current enrollment in CS 225 at the time of application (please note that an admission decision will not be made until the completion of CS 225)
  • Demonstrated passion, knowledge and experience in the area of Computer Science and/or Advertising
  • It is also recommended that students be enrolled in or have completed ECON 102/103, PSYC 100 or SOC 100 when applying for the Computer Science + Advertising major
  • Due to the sequential nature of this major, students should be applying no later than the 2nd semester of sophomore year

Journalism Requirements:
Required pre-requisites for transfer:

  • Attendance at an ICT workshop preferred
  • Completion of Comp 1 with at least a “B” or better or concurrent enrollment in a Comp I course
  • Completion of JOUR 200 or current enrollment in JOUR 200 at the time of application
  • Demonstrated passion, knowledge and experience in the area of Journalism
  • It is also recommended that students have completed or be enrolled in ECON 102/103, STAT 100, PSYC 100, SOC 100, CS 105 when applying for the Journalism major.

Media and Cinema Studies Requirements:
Recommended pre-requisites for transfer:

  • Attendance at an ICT workshop preferred
  • Completion of Comp 1
  • Completion of or current enrollment in MACS 100, 101, 104, 166 at the time of application
  • Demonstrated passion, knowledge and experience in the area of Media and Cinema Studies