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.