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Communications

Students in Mass Communications study a broad range of contemporary media topics and develop job-related skills.  The curriculum includes a look at the history of mass media and current issues in the field, as well as the cultivation of skills leading to careers in media.  Professional opportunities include those in newspapers, magazines, advertising, public relations, radio, television, online media and related fields.  Convergence is key in our ever-changing world of technology.  Our curriculum reflects the need for students to be prepared with a variety of media skills and have an understanding of how these various skills inter-relate.
See Catalog for full course descriptions.

Mass Communications Major Requirements – 31 hours:

  • COMM 1033 – Introduction to Mass Communications
  • COMM 1043 – Fundamentals of Media Writing
  • COMM 2023 – Publication Design
  • COMM 2053 – Introduction to Video Production OR 3093 – Broadcast Journalism
  • COMM 4023 – Communication Law
  • COMM 4303 – Online Media
  • COMM 4703-4793 – Issues in Mass Communications
  • COMM 3000.5 – Practicum II (must be taken twice after reaching Junior standing.)
  • Nine additional hours in Mass Communications OR six in Mass Communications and ENGL 3003 Advanced Composition

Mass Communications Minor Requirements – 18 hours:

  • COMM 1043 – Fundamentals of Media Writing
  • COMM 4023 – Communication Law
  • COMM 4703-4793 – Issues in Mass Communications
  • Nine additional hours in Mass Communications

Christian Media/Communications Major – 68 hours:

(No minor required)

Christian Studies – 37 hours

  • CHST  1001 – Freshman Seminar
  • THEO  1003 – Spiritual Formation
  • PHIL    1003 – Introduction to Philosophy
  • CHMN 1023 – Introduction to Christian Ministry
  • BIST    2023 - Biblical Exegesis
  • MSSN 2303 – Introduction to Christian Missions
  • CHMN 3123 – Communicating the Gospel OR CHMN 4213 Homiletics
  • THEO 3323  – History of Christianity
  • MSSN 3403 – World Religions
  • BIST  ____  – 3 hours of Jr/Sr Elective from BIST
  • PHIL 4013   – Christian Ethics
  • THEO 4403 – Christian Theology
  • THEO 4433 – History of American Christianity

Mass Communications-31 hours

  • COMM 1003 – Introduction to Mass Communications
  • COMM 1043 – Fundamentals of Media Writing
  • COMM 2023 – Publication Design
  • COMM 2053 – Introduction to Video Production OR 3093 Broadcast Journalism
  • COMM 4023 – Communication Law
  • COMM 4303 – Online Media
  • COMM 4703-4793 – Issues in Mass Communications
  • COMM 3000.5 – Practicum II (Must be taken twice after Junior standing)
  • Nine additional hours in Mass Communications or six hours in Mass Communications and ENGL 3003 Advanced Composition.