In addition to instruction from our outstanding faculty, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art computer labs and the latest technology. You’ll gain real-life, practical experience by working with the Shawn M. Donnelley Center for Nonprofit Communications and the Center for Environmental Communication. In short, you’ll graduate with technical competency and the ability to provide vision and leadership in the complex field of communications.
To complete a major in the School of Mass Communication, students must complete this core group of courses totaling 15 credit hours:
|CMMNA100: Introduction to Mass Communication||3|
|CMMNA101: Communication/Media Writing||3|
|CMMNA201: Digital Communication||3|
|CMMNA401: Law of Mass Communication||3|
|CMMNA484: Seminar in Mass Communication Ethics||1|
|CMMNA492: Senior Seminar in Mass Communication||1|
Students must successfully complete CMMN A100 and CMMN A101 before taking any other communications course. Normally students take CMMN A100 in their first semester on campus. They take CMMN A101 after completing ENGL T122. CMMN A401 is taken in junior or senior years; CMMN A484, CMMN A491 are taken senior year; CMMN A491 can be taken throughout a college career.
A grade of C or better is required in all courses that are prerequisites to advanced courses.
In fall 2011 the SMC revised its curriculum to be compliant with the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications accreditation standards. School faculty hope students will adopt this new plan of study.
* An Internship/Practicum can be repeated for a total of 3 credits maximum.
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