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 four specialty tracks -- broadcast journalism, convergence journalism, 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.
Chair, Department of Mass Communication
Associate Professor of Mass Communication
M.A., University of Montana
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