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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 25 hours of core requirements and 18 hours of mass communication concentration courses, for a total of 43 hours. 


Communication Major with Mass Communication Concentration - 43 hours
Required Major Courses - 25 hoursCOM - 215: Introduction to Public Relations (3 cr.)
COM - 225: Public Speaking (3 cr.)
COM - 260: Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
COM - 290: Introduction to Mass Communication (3 cr.)
COM - 295: Career Planning and Portfolio (1 cr.)
COM - 330: Communication Research Methods (3 cr.)
COM - 480: Communication Internship (0, varied course cr.)
COM - 495: Senior Seminar (3 cr.)

Concentration in Mass Communication Studies - 18 hoursCOM - 320: Media Law (3 cr.)
COM - 360: Writing for the Media (3 cr.)
COM - 380: Interactive & Social Media (3 cr.)
COM - 410: Guided Senior Project (2 cr.)
COM - 425: Media, Culture & Society (3 cr.)

Approved Electives - 4 hoursAny COM course at the 200, 300, or 400 level.
ART - 131: Digital Photography I (3 cr.)
ART - 230: Digital Photography II (3 cr.)
ART - 242: Graphic Design and Typography (3 cr.)
ENG - 230: Writing for Campus Publications (varied course cr.)
ENG - 245: Introduction to Journalism (3 cr.)
ENG - 247: Publishing and Editing (3 cr.)
ENG - 358: Professional Writing (3 cr.)
For double majors, other electives may be approved by the department head. Consult with your advisor.


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Our communication program focuses on real-world learning through professional internships and hands-on experience in the classroom.

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Teresa Holder
Head, Department of Communication
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