Mass Communication

For more information about the mass communication major, learning objectives, faculty, and opportunities for students, please visit the School of Mass Communication Website.

Mass Communication Faculty and Staff

Degree Program Course Listings (DPCL)

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Minor Tracking Sheets

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In addition to completing the core requirements, students must complete a sequence of courses for a particular communication field. Sequences are journalism: online, electronic and print; and strategic communications: advertising or public relations.

For students majoring in mass communication, the SMC offers emphasis areas. These are designed to allow students to use their communications electives to focus on a particular area. These areas are photography, sports communication, non-profit communication and environmental communication.

General requirements

  • Mass Communication majors are required to have a minor, a set of courses in a field of study outside the School of Mass Communication. Requirements for minors are specified elsewhere in the bulletin.
  • Students are required to complete an internship to gain professional experience in their field of study.
  • The Mass Communication major is 40 hours. No more than 48 hours in Mass Communication courses may be counted toward the 120 hours needed for the degree.