Program of Study / Mass Communication Concentration

The mass communication concentration offers a liberal arts curriculum focusing on the functions and effects of the mass media. Students investigate many areas, including journalism, media in society, and media law. Graduates often pursue careers in broadcasting, sports marketing, news, and video production.

Students must complete 23-24 hours of core requirements and 18 hours of mass communication concentration courses, for a total of 41-42 hours. The concentration requires one writing intensive course, an internship and a minimum of six hours at the 300 or 400 levels.

Required Major Courses

COM-215 - Introduction to Public Relations (3.00 cr.)

COM-225 - Public Speaking (3.00 cr.)

COM-260 - Interpersonal Communication (3.00 cr.)

COM-290 - Introduction to Mass Communication (3.00 cr.)

COM-330 - Communication Research Methods (3.00 cr.)

COM-480 - Communication Internship (3.00 cr.)

COM-495 - Communication Theory (3.00 cr.)

One course selected from the following

COM-410 - Senior Thesis (2.00 cr.)

COM-498 - Honors Thesis (3.00 cr.)

Concentration in Major

COM-320 - Media Law (3.00 cr.)

COM-350 - Business and Professional Communication (3.00 cr.)

COM-360 - Writing for the Media (3.00 cr.)

COM-425 - Media, Culture & Society (3.00 cr.)


6 credit hours of electives chosen from the following

Any COM course at the 200, 300, or 400 level.

ART-130 - Photography I (3.00 cr.)

ART-230 - Photography II (3.00 cr.)

ART-242 - Graphic Design and Typography (3.00 cr.)

ENG-230 - Writing for Campus Publications (1 - 2.00 cr.)

ENG-245 - Introduction to Journalism (3.00 cr.)

ENG-247 - Publishing and Editing (3.00 cr.)

ENG-358 - Professional Writing (3.00 cr.)

For double majors, other electives may be approved by the department head. Consult with your advisor.


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Contact Information

Teresa Holder
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