The undergraduate degree requires 124 total credit hours for completion. Of those, 36 hours must be courses in the major. Courses in the major must include:
• Introduction to Mass Communications
• Legal and Ethical Principles
• Mass Communications Research Strategies and Skills
• Senior Seminar and Portfolio Assessment
Mass Communications majors must complete additional hours in their chosen discipline:
• Public Relations
Within the 36-hour requirement, Mass Communications majors also complete 12 hours of departmental electives, nine of which must be at the 3000 level or above. Mass Communications majors can take a variety of university courses as department electives if approved by the department chairwoman. These courses could include those in photography or graphic design.
Students wishing to study Mass Communications along with another degree can either double major or declare a Mass Communications minor.
Graphic Design Minor
The Department of Mass Communications also offers an 18-hour minor in graphic design.
Mass Communications Minor
The Department of Mass Communications also offers an 18-hour minor.