About the Program
Mass communication includes courses in professional and journalistic writing and news as strategic communication; public affairs reporting, advanced reporting, and copy editing; the symbols created by mass communication and the role of mass media in society; and the translation of theory into media production in telecommunication areas such as video production, editing, and programming.
Please visit Mass Communication for more information.
Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information - Four Year Major
The four year Program Requirements for 2016-17 Mass Communication include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.
Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.
Three Year Major
The Brian Lamb School of Communication now offers all five majors in schedules that can be completed in just three years. These new schedules have the same number of total hours (120), and the same number of major hours (42 or 30), but compress them into three years. The three-year plan requires two summers, with the following distribution of semester hours (fall/spring/summer):
Year One: 15/18/9
Year Two: 18/18/9
Year Three: 18/15/graduation in May
These new three-year plans are in addition to the existing four-year programs, which will all still be available. And of course, if students enter the program with any Advanced Placement or transfer credit, meeting the three-year calendar becomes even simpler.
See the Program Requirements and Supplemental Information for 2016-17 Mass Communication-3 Year Plan and visit the Brian Lamb School of Communication website for more information.
“C - “or better required in all COM major courses, including pre-com