Student Learning Outcomes

CMS Student Handbook

General Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the BA in Communication & Media Studies degree program should be rhetorically sophisticated and media fluent by demonstrating:

  • The ability to read, write, listen, and present in various contexts and for various audiences.
  • The ability to understand emerging communication and media technologies, and the complex causes and opportunities of that evolution.
  • The ability to analyze and explain the moral, ethical and cross-cultural dimensions of messages.
  • The ability to apply communication and media theories to critically analyze real-world issues and employ practical, innovative solutions.


A CMS Alum recently wrote, “My experience at Plymouth changed my life. Communications is one of those “do anything degrees” and has enabled me to be gainfully employed since 2010″.