Degree Requirements

  • This page outlines requirements for the degree in Screen Studies (BA, Screen Studies). Students can also study this subject as part of a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts). 

    Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill major requirements. Only specific courses satisfy the major requirements, including electives. Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the chair of the program. Track your progress using the worksheet (PDF) for the year in which you declared your major in Screen Studies:

    Requirements for the Screen Studies Major (BA, Screen Studies)

    The major in Screen Studies requires completion of 13 courses, distributed as follows. To see which courses fulfill these requirements, visit the Lang course finder.

    • LCST 2122: Introduction to Screen Studies. 3 credits
    • Choose one (1):
      • LCST 2450 Introduction to Media Studies. 3 credits
      • LCST 2451 Introduction Cultural Studies. 3 credits
      • LCST 2150: Introduction to Cinematography. 3 credits
      • LCST 2160: Introduction to Editing. 3 credits
      • Eight Screen Studies electives,* at least one of which must be 4000 level or higher. At least one elective must be completed in Media Studies and one must be completed in Cultural Studies.
      • Choose one:
        • Approved graduate course, chosen in consultation with the chair
        • Senior Capstone. 4 credits. Choose either:
          • LCST 4900 Senior Seminar
          • LCST 4990 Senior Work or Senior Seminar

      Total Credits: 40-48
      *Electives must be chosen in consultation with the chair of the department.