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 hours

COM – 215Introduction to Public Relations (3 cr.)
COM – 225Public Speaking (3 cr.)
COM – 260Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.)
COM – 290Introduction to Mass Communication (3 cr.)
COM – 295Career Planning and Portfolio (1 cr.)
COM – 330Communication Research Methods (3 cr.)
COM – 480Communication Internship (0, varied course cr.)
COM – 495Senior Seminar (3 cr.)

Concentration in Mass Communication Studies – 18 hours

COM – 320Media Law (3 cr.)
COM – 360Writing for the Media (3 cr.)
COM – 380Interactive & Social Media (3 cr.)
COM – 410Guided Senior Project (2 cr.)
COM – 425Media, Culture & Society (3 cr.)

Approved Electives – 4 hours

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

Why major in Communication?

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

 

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

Contact Information
Teresa Holder
Head, Department of Communication
(919) 760-8803
tlholder@meredith.edu
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