BA/BS Degree with a Major in Mass Communication

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Mass Communication

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition) 16
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics) 211
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Area V
Major Core Requirements in Mass Communication
COM 205Communication in a Global Age3
COM 215Media Writing3
COM 243Aural-Visual Production 33
COM 303WCommunications Research Methods3
COM 314Communication Theory and the Public Interest3
COM 400WCommunication Law and Ethics3
COM 420Portfolio Preparation 41
COM 499Internship1-3
Major Concentration Requirements
Select one from the following Options:21-24
Minor
A minor and/or additional courses are required to bring the total to 120 hours
Total Hours82

Concentration Options

Option I: Journalism and Digital Media Production

Journalism Core
COM 220Basic Reporting3
COM 317Digital and Social Media3
Communications Electives
Select at least two courses from the following:6
COM 341
Television Production and Performance
Advanced Reporting
Copy Editing
Choose two courses from the following:6
Broadcast News Writing and Producing
Feature Writing
Creative Audio Production
Advanced Radio-Television Production
Choose two from the following:6
Foundations and Ethics
Media Criticism
Mass Media History
Global Media Systems
Media Management and Diversity
COM Elective (3 hours at 300/400 level)
Total Hours24

Option II: Public Relations

Public Relations Core
COM 230Foundations of Public Relations3
COM 374Public Relations Cases3
COM 390Public Relations Writing3
COM 410Layout and Design I3
COM 411Layout and Design II3
COM 442Public Relations Campaigns3
Select 6 additional hours of Communications electives at the 300-400 level6
Total Hours24