Mass Communications Department
- Demonstrated excellence in mass media writing styles that conform to the highest standards in print and broadcast newsrooms, multimedia platforms, and graduate course work.
- Interpretation and application of mass media theories and appreciation of how mass media impacts current events and cultural production.
- Application of mass media ethics, particularly codes of professional integrity established by the Society of Professional Journalists, Online News Association, National Association of Broadcasters.
- Applied knowledge of mass media technologies consistent with the changes in mass media industries, including multimedia convergence.
- Application of research methods and approaches required for graduate study in mass communication
Students must satisfy requirements on the schema below. To graduate with a BS or BA degree in mass communications, a student must complete a minimum of 120-124 course credits. The Bachelor of Arts degree candidate must fulfill the course requirements with four semesters of a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science degree candidate must fulfill a two-course foreign language requirement and a two-course requirement in computer science. The Department offers two concentrations: digital communication and strategic communication.
Mass communications majors may pursue additional minors and majors in any discipline that the University offers. However, the student should consult with his/her academic advisor and /or Chair before outlining their academic plans.
In order to declare as a mass communications major, a student must have received a “C” or higher in COM 202 (Writing Across the Media)
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