Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Mass Communication, B.A.


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Students in our Mass Communication major are exposed to the theoretical principles and pragmatic skills necessary for a career in digital and broadcast media. Exposure to audio, radio and video production, news gathering and reporting, copy writing, announcing, and field and control room equipment operation provides students with a strong foundation for broadcasting related careers, work in independent production houses, or work with corporate video production. Upon graduation, students are well-qualified in both the technical skills of their chosen major and the practical skills of effective communication in a professional and personal setting.

Mass Communication, B.A. Learning Outcomes  

Degree Requirements

Institutional Degree Requirements  

Program-Specific Degree Requirements: To be eligible for graduation, students majoring in Mass Communication must earn a grade of 2.0 or higher in all courses taken in the major.

General Education Requirement


First Year Seminar


Foundations Requirements


Communication course:


Choose 3 credits of the following Advanced Communication courses:


Quantitative Fluency course:


Choose 3 credits of the following Global Citizenship courses or students have the option to complete this requirement by successfully completing 6 credits of the same foreign language:


Disciplinary Perspectives Requirement


Choose 3 credits of the following Arts courses:


Choose 3 credits of the following Social and Behavioral Sciences courses:


Choose 3 credits of the following Natural and Physical Sciences courses:


Constellation Requirement


The Constellation requirement is met when a student completes four courses from a minimum of three disciplines within the Constellation requirements. Students who transfer in 60 credits or more at the time of admission to the college will be waived from the Constellation requirement, except for Education majors. The waiver applies to the requirement for graduation but does not waive the credits to graduate; students need to meet the overall bachelor’s degree credit requirement.

Required Courses


Major Electives


Students must complete 18 credits of any CM or PR course.  Students must take 3 credits of Radio Practicum (CM132-135) for it to count as a 3 credit course in this area. A minimum grade of 2.0 is required for each course.

General Elective Courses


Students must complete 15 credits of free elective courses.

Suggested Course Sequence


Freshman Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


Spring Semester (15 credits)


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


Spring Semester (15 credits)


Junior Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


Spring Semester (15 credits)


Senior Year


Fall Semester (15 credits)


Spring Semester (15 credits)


  • Major Elective course 3 credit hours
  • Constellation course 3 credit hours
  • General Elective course 3 credit hours
  • General Elective course 3 credit hours
  • General Elective course 3 credit hours

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