Degrees & Requirements

MCOM video students

In consultation with the advisor, majors may follow individual interests and choose courses leading to careers in print, broadcasting, graphic design, or corporate online and multi-media communication. 

Mass Communications (B.A.)

Course Requirements:

  • Mass Media and Society (MCOM 101)
  • Writing, Reporting and Editing I (MCOM 202)
  • Beginning Publication and Design (MCOM 204)
  • Electronic Media Production (MCOM 210) 
  • Writing, Reporting and Editing II (MCOM 302)
  • Persuasive Communication (MCOM 390)
  • Media Law and Ethics (MCOM 451)
  • Internship or Senior Project (MCOM 470 or 480)
  • +2 Electives
  • Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences (STAT 162)
  • All majors must complete a minor in another contextual area

Self-Designed Programs

  • Creative Communications (B.A)
  • Sports Communications (B.A.)
  • Publishing (B.A)

Minor in Mass Communications

Course Requirements:

  • Mass Media and Society (MCOM 101)
  • Writing, Reporting and Editing I (MCOM 202)
  • Electronic Media Production (MCOM 210)
  • Persuasive Communication (MCOM 390)
  • Media Law and Ethics (MCOM 451)
  • Internship or Senior Project (MCOM 470 or 480)
  • +1 Elective

Minor in Visual Communications

Course Requirements:

  • Mass Media and Society (MCOM 101)
  • Electronic Media Production (MCOM 210)
  • Beginning Publication and Design (MCOM 204)
  • Persuasive Communications (MCOM 390)
  • Advanced Publication and Design (MCOM 404)
  • Media Law and Ethics (MCOM 451)