Programs of Study

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.

Get your degree in mass communication

  • Designed for students wanting to become intellectual, artistic, and ethical professional leaders in our world’s rapidly changing information environment.
  • In addition to the core requirements, majors choose from two sequences within mass communication:  Journalism and Strategic Communications.
  • 120 credit hours to complete bachelor’s degree.
  • A minor in mass communication is available to students pursuing other majors.
  • The school also offers a minor in Social Media and a minor in Environmental Communication.

To complete a major in the School of Mass Communication, students must complete this core group of courses totaling 15 credit hours:

Core Requirements

 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
 CMMNA491: Internship/Practicum  1-3*
 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 A492 are taken senior year; CMMN A491 can be taken throughout a college career and must completed before a student can work off campus at an internship.

A grade of C or better is required in all courses that are prerequisites to advanced courses.

* An Internship/Practicum can be repeated for a total of 3 credits maximum.

Course Catalog

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2013-14 Academic Year 2013-14 Bulletin 13-14 Mass Comm DPCL
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