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)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts) 112
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 420Communication Capstone 41
COM 499Internship1-3
Major Concentration Requirements
Select one from the following Options:24
A minor and/or additional courses are required to bring the total to 120 hours
Total Hours120

For Bachelor of Arts degree the student must satisfy the following requirement: 6 hours of a required foreign language at the introductory level.


The Department of Communications does not accept Mathematical Reasoning for the Arts (MA 111) to fulfill the general education mathematics requirement.


Fulfills computer literacy requirement.


Includes exit survey.

Concentration Options

Option I: Journalism and Digital Media Production

Journalism & Digital Media Production Core
COM 317Digital and Social Media3
COM 326Broadcast News Writing and Producing3
COM 341Radio Prod & Performance3
COM 342Television Production and Performance3
COM 356Advanced Reporting3
Communications Electives
Select three courses from the following:9
Copy Editing
Feature Writing
Podcasting & Creative Audio
Advanced Radio-Television Production
Media Management and Diversity
Communication elective at the 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 from the following Communication courses:6
Crisis Management and Community Relations
Agency Public Relations
Communication elective at the 300/400 level
Total Hours24