Degrees & Requirements

MCOM video students

The Mass Communications program has a broad-based core that prepares students for a wide range of careers. Then, in consultation with an advisor, the student chooses electives, internships, a minor or double major, and other hands-on experiences to build a speciality area. Areas of concentration often include sports communication, marketing, public relations, journalism, videography, graphic design, and media studies. 


  • Mass Communications (B.A.)

    MCOM 101 Mass Media and Society (3)
    MCOM 202 Writing, Reporting and Editing I (4)
    MCOM 204 Beginning Publication Design (3)
    MCOM 210 Electronic Media Production (3)
    MCOM 302 Writing, Reporting and Editing II (3)
    MCOM 390 Persuasive Communication (3)
    MCOM 451 Media Law and Ethics (3)
    One course from: (3-6)
    MCOM 470 Internship
    MCOM 480 Senior Project

    Two additional courses in Mass Communications (6)
    Total31-34
    STAT 162 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (4)
    Minor or Contextual Support Area (18)

    *Chosen in consultation with advisor.

  • Minor in Mass Communications

    A student may minor in mass communications by completing 101, 202, 210, 390, 451, and one additional three-credit course.

  • Minor in Visual Communications

    A student may minor in visual communications by completing 101, 210, 204, 390, 404 or 410, and 451.