B.A. Major in Mass Communication with a Concentration in Journalism

The B.A. major in Mass Communication. Students choosing to major in mass communication may elect one of two areas of concentration.

Concentration in Journalism

The Journalism concentration requires 15 courses, including practical experience, and a minor:

Five required core courses:
MCOM 110Intro to Mass Communication3.0
MCOM 210Media Reporting and Writing3.0
MCOM 301Mass Media in Society3.0
MCOM 302Media Law and Ethics4.0
MCOM 411Adv Topics in Communication3.0
Three of the following advanced media writing courses:9.0
Feature Writing
Opinion Writing
Broadcast Journalism
Public Relations Writing
Advanced Reporting and Writing
Multi-Platform Storytelling
One of the following visual media courses:3.0-4.0
Photography Fundamentals
Photojournalism
Intermediate Photography
Video Production
Corporate Video
The Photographic Essay
Documentary Video
One of the following:3.0
Graphic Design I
Print Design
Web Design
Public Speaking
Communication Seminar
Mrs. Eddy and The C.S. Monitor
Television Workshop
Speech Skills for the Media
Radio Broadcasting
Public Relations
Advanced Radio Broadcasting
MCOM 400Internship3.0-10.0
Practical Experience Requirement. At least four semesters of public service in:0.0-4.0
Newspaper Production
Newspaper Practicum
Completion of a minor in an academic field that would serve as an area of writing specialization (e.g. political science, environmental studies, sociology and anthropology, economics, business administration, global perspectives, etc.)
Total Semester Hours34.0-46.0