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Department of Communication and Mass Media
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Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media

(Mass Media major — 120 semester hours)

Academic Major
Courses Hours
Mass Media 1361 or 2305 and 1311 6
Mass Media 2311, (and two sophomore courses) 9
Mass Media (specialization area required)* 12
Mass Media (advanced) 3
Mass Media 3311, 4301 4
Other Requirements
Courses Hours
Communication 2301 3
English 1301, 1302 or Honors 1302, and one sophomore literature 9
Political Science 2301 and 2302 6
History 1301 and 1302 6
Mass Media 2345 3
Computational and Applied Math 2305, Mathematics 1302, 1303, 1324, 1325, 1332,1333, 1361, 2305, 2513 3
Natural Science (two lab sciences: biology, chemistry, geology, physical science, or physics) 8
Social Science: Agricultural Economics 1331, Economics, 2300, 2301,
2302, Geography 2301, 2305 Psychology 1303, 2301, Sociology 1303, 2301
3
Visual and Performing Arts: Art 1301, 1302, 1305, 2301, 2302, Theatre
1311, 1351, 1352  Music 1310, 1341, 1342, 1351, 1361, 1375, 1376, Honors 2302
3
Humanities (English-an additional sophomore literature, History 2331,
2332, French 2372, German 2372, Philosophy 2301, 2311, or 2321, Honors 2305
3
Modern Language 2311 and 2312 6
Minor
Courses Hours
Minor (An additional six (6) advanced hours should be taken in the minor in addition to the required 6 advanced in-residence hours in order to meet the 42 advanced hour requirement.) 18
Electives
Courses Hours
Electives (All 13 elective hours must be advanced to meet the 42 advanced hour requirement) 13

The above plan meets all core curriculum and Bachelor of Arts degree requirements. The B.A. degree with a major in Mass Media requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, a minimum of 42 advanced (junior and senior level) semester credit hours, and a minimum of 30 semester credit hours in residence (24 of which must be at the advanced level). 24 of the last 30 hours required to complete this degree must be taken in residence.

* Mass Media specialization areas are designed to provide students with the opportunity to focus their studies in a particular area of the Mass Media discipline.

  • Advertising and Public Relations: 3314, 3335, 3342, 4335
  • Magazine: 3313, 3314, 3342, 4314
  • Convergent Journalism: 3313, 3314, 3363, 4364
  • Electronic Media: 3361, 3363, 4364, 4365
  • Visual Media: 3325, 4314, 4321, 4365