Mass Communication, BS

Requirements for the BS in Mass Communication

General Education Core 38-41 hours


(The Global Studies and Diversity general education requirement is covered by COM 3533 for both the Journalism track and the Public Relations track.)

Mass Communication Major 30 hours

Must take the one-hour workshop three times

MCM 1101Shield Media Workshop

1

MCM 1101Shield Media Workshop

1

MCM 1101Shield Media Workshop

1

Take all of the following:

MCM 2013Intro to Mass Communication

3

MCM 2513Media Writing

3

MCM 3003Media and Society

3

MCM 3013Mass Communication Theory

3

MCM 3113Digital Media Strategies

3

MCM 4113Media Law

3

MCM 4893Media Internship

3

MCM 4943Media Ethics

3

MCM 4953Media Seminar and Portfolio (capstone course)

3

Choose One Track (see following tables): 24-33 hours

  • Broadcast Media Arts
  • Digital Media Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations

Minor (recommended) 18 hours

Electives (without minor) 16-28 hours

Total Credit Hours: 120

Track Options for Mass Communication Major

Journalism Track

COM 3533Intercultural Communication

3

ENG 3533Technical Writing

3

MCM 2723Reporting & Interviewing

3

MCM 2833Digital Photography

3

MCM 3223Editing and Content Management

3

MCM 3423Video Storytelling

3

MCM 3523Publication Design

3

MCM 4333Feature and Editorial Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Broadcast Media Track (Specs Howard)

MCM 1031Broadcast Media 1

10

MCM 1131Broadcast Media 2

10.5

MCM 1231Broadcast Media 3

10

Total Credit Hours:30.5

Digital Media Arts Track (Specs Howard)

MCM 1033Digital Media Arts 1

11.5

MCM 1133Digital Media Arts 2

10.5

MCM 1233Digital Media Arts 3

11

Total Credit Hours:33

Graphic Design Track (Specs Howard)

MCM 1032Graphic Design 1

10.5

MCM 1132Graphic Design 2

11

MCM 1232Graphic Design 3

10.5

Total Credit Hours:32

Public Relations Track

MKT 2503Principles of Marketing

3

COM 3533Intercultural Communication

3

MCM 2613Introduction to Public Relations

3

MCM 2723Reporting & Interviewing

3

MCM 2833Digital Photography

3

MCM 3513Public Relations Media Techniques

3

MCM 4323Public Relations Campaigns

3

MCM 4333Feature and Editorial Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:24