Degrees & Requirements

MCOM video students

The media and communication 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. 

  • Media and Communication (B.A.)

    MCOM 101 Mass Media and Society (3)
    MCOM 202 Writing, Reporting and Editing I (4)
    MCOM 204 Beginning Publication Design (4)
    MCOM 210 Electronic Media Production (4)
    MCOM 302 Writing, Reporting and Editing II (3)
    MCOM 320 Social Media Theory & Practice (3)
    MCOM 390 Persuasive Communication (3)
    MCOM 451 Media Law and Ethics (3)
    MCOM 470 Internship or MCOM 480 Senior Project (3-6)
    At least one additional courses in Media and Communication (3)

    Total33-36 plus:
    STAT 162 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (4)
    Minor or Contextual Support Area (18)

    *Chosen in consultation with advisor.

  • Minor in Media and Communication

    A student may minor in Media and Communication 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.

This information is effective using the most recent Academic Catalog for more detailed course descriptions you can view the Academic Catalog here.