Media Studies

Media Studies Will No Longer Be a High Demand Major and the *New* Major Declaration Process Beginning Fall 2024

Exciting News! Beginning fall 2024, Media Studies will no longer be a high-demand major and the requirements to declare will change. The prerequisite courses will remain the same. The deadlines differ depending on whether you are eligible to submit a declaration form or application form in fall 2024.

Effective Fall 2024, the new declaration requirements for the Media Studies major will be as follows:

  • Complete the four (4) prerequisites with a grade of a C or better in each course.
  • Have a Media Studies GPA of 2.0 or higher. This major GPA will include all Media Studies-relevant courses including their completed prerequisites, core courses, and electives
  • Students are strongly encouraged to declare the major as soon as they are eligible to allow ample time to complete all degree requirements within the L&S Unit Ceiling and Semester Limits.

 

These changes will be effective Fall 2024 and you can find more information and FAQs about the changes on the Media Studies Applying Overview page.

If you are a student who intended to apply in Fall 2024 with a Standard or Appeal application, please carefully review the Applying Overview page as there will be one final application period in Fall 2024.

If you have any other questions, please email your inquiry to mediastudies_advising@berkeley.edu