To increase students understanding of the roles and functions of the Mass Media in
To prepare students as effective creators and consumers of mediated messages;
To prepare students for careers in specialized areas such as news reporting, advertising, broadcasting, public relations and the teaching of high school journalism.
Minors in Broadcasting, Journalism, Public Relations, and Sports Communication are available. Students may not select both a Major and Minor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Work in the Mass Media requires that writing be done on a typewriter or computer. Students are expected to be able to type at least 35 words per minute. Students unable to meet this standard should enroll in BSED120/121 during their Freshman year.
Minimum Grade in Required Courses
Students selecting a major in Journalism and Mass Communications must earn a minimum grade of "C" in all required departmental courses. Any Journalism and Mass Communication courses in which a "D" or "F" is recorded must be repeated until a "C" or better is earned.
Students selecting a major in Journalism and Mass Communication must compile evidence of achievement particular to their chosen career field. Students will present this portfolio and discuss its contents with a Faculty Portfolio Committee in the semester prior to their graduation.