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Course of Study

Mass Communication: Course of Study

The Mass Communication major provides students with a foundation for understanding the mass media that can serve as an end in itself, as undergraduate preparation for graduate study or as training for a career in the mass media and allied professions. The foundation courses provide a broad background that enable students to choose from any of the five specialty tracks --print journalism, broadcast journalism, news convergence,  public relations or sports journalism.

The Mass Communication major leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree that requires 120 semester hours for graduation. With the liberal arts focus, the Mass Communication major is expected to develop a competence in the use of English and a familiarity with a second language. The degree requires successful completion of 62 semester hours of General Education courses, including a foreign language, 21 semester hours of Mass Communication foundation courses, 12 semester hours of Specialty Track courses and 18 semester hours in a minor in another discipline. 


Foundation Courses

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • News Writing
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Introduction to Broadcast Journalism
  • Reporting
  • Media Ethics
  • Media Law


Specialty Track Courses

  • Broadcast Production
  • Public Relations Techniques
  • Broadcast Field Production & Reporting
  • Advanced Public Relations
  • Broadcast Reporting & Producing 
  • Sports, Media & Society
  • Contemporary Issues in Public Relations
  • Photojournalism
  • Convergence Journalism
  • Covering Sports
  • Feature Writing
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Internships
  • Online Journalism
  • News Editing & Design
  • Practicum

       For a complete catalog description of the curriculum, visit: Catalog

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