A candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Total credits include at least 48 credit hours of General Education courses. Additional courses may be required to build fundamental concepts. A candidate must earn the grade of “C” or better in all major courses.
Department of Mass Communications Purpose:
The Department of Mass Communications acquaints the student with the structure, purposes, and procedures found in the field of mass communications. Attention is given to theoretical foundations, hands-on application, experiential learning, and developing new media environment skills. To provide hands-on experience, radio production is supported by WSHAFM, a professionally-run campus radio station, in which students produce The Blaze, a weekly radio program. Video production facilities include a TV studio and control room, portable video cameras, and digital editing software. An online-student newspaper, The Bear Facts, gives students the opportunity to gain practical reporting and writing experience. The major is based on a 13-course curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.
The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC)
ProgramsBachelor of Arts