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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications

The B.A. in Mass Communications undergraduate degree requires 124 total credit hours for completion. Of those, 36 hours must be courses in the major. 

Departmental Requirements

Courses in the major must include:

  • MASC 1113: Introduction to Mass Communications
  • MASC 1213: Mass Media Writing
  • MASC 3003: Mass Communications Research Strategies and Skills
  • MASC 4213: Legal and Ethical Principles of Mass Media
  • MASC 4313: Senior Seminar and Portfolio Assessment

Mass Communications majors must complete additional hours in their chosen discipline:

  • Multimedia Journalism & Broadcast Production
  • Strategic Communications

Students wishing to study Mass Communications along with another degree can either double major or declare a Mass Communications minor, which is 18 credit hours.

Strategic Communications

Track Requirements

Course NumberCourse Title
MCSC 2213Principles of Advertising
MCSC 2313Principles of Public Relations
MCSC 3103Strategic Communications Writing
MCSC 3403Strategic Communications Planning
MCSC 4013Strategic Communications Campaigns

Electives

Two electives (6 hours), 3000 level or above, in the Mass Communications department.  Students may choose from these prefixes: MASC, MCBC, MCMJ, MCSC or MCSM.

Multimedia Journalism & Broadcast Production

Sequence Requirements

Course NumberCourse Title
MCMJ 2003Multimedia News Reporting
MCMJ 2343TV Studio Production I
MCMJ 2443TV Field Production
MCMJ 3313News Editing

Electives

Three electives (9 hours), 3000 level or above, in the Mass Communications department. At least one of these electives must be 4000 level. Students may choose from these prefixes: MASC, MCBC, MCMJ, MCSC or MCSM.

YOU QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL AID

If you score above a 22 on the ACT/100 SAT with a 3.0 GPA, you qualify for: 

Academic scholarships from $1,700–$8,000 per year

Departmental scholarships from $3,000–$11,000 per year

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