2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Mass Communications, Bachelor of Science - Journalism Concentration

Summary of Graduation Requirements

Subject Area Credits
General Education Core 40
Major Requirements 39
Electives 15
Other Requirements 26
Total Credit Hours 120


Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
ENG 101
College English I
or Honors College English I
ENG 102
College English II
or Honors College English II
HED 100 Personal and Community Health 2
Select one of the following: 3
United States History to 1865  
History of World Societies I  
History of World Societies II  
United States History Since 1865  
JRN 220 Basic Writing 3
MCM 211 Media and Society 3
MTH 103 Mathematics in General Education 3
Select one of the following: 1
Fundametals of Fitness for Life  
POS 100 American National Government 3
SOC 101
Introduction to the Social Sciences
or Introduction to Sociology
SEM 101
SEM 102
Spartan Seminar 101
and Spartan Seminar 102
Second Year
BIO 100 Biological Science 3
BIO 100L
Biological Science Lab
or Physical Science Laboratory
SCI 101 Physical Science for Non-Science Majors 3
CSC 150 Computer Literacy 3
CSC 200 Advanced Computer Concepts 3
Select one of the following: 3
Advanced Communication Skills  
Writing About Literary Texts  
Professional & Technical Writing  
FIA 201
Basic Art Appreciation
or Music Appreciation
HUM 210
or Humanities
Select one of the following: 3
Advertising Principles  
News Writing  
Principles of Public Relations  
Select one of the following: 3
Digital Photography  
Television Production  
Elemen Photography  
ENG 285
Public Speaking
or Honors Public Speaking
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 201 1
Third Year
ECN 211
Principles of Microeconomics
or Basic Principles of Economics
ENG 114 Techniques of Vocabulary Building 2
ENG 207 Introduction to World Literature 3
PSY 210 Introduction to Psychology 3
Select one of the following: 3
African-American History  
African-American History Since 1865  
Early African History and Cultures, From the Beginning of Humankind to 1600  
Modern African History & Cultures 1600-PRESENT  
African-American Literature, 1940-PRESENT  
African-American Music  
African American Politics  
Psychology of the African-American  
Multiculturalism and Mass Media  
JRN 330 Copy Editing 3
Select one of the following: 3
Public Relations Practice  
Advertising/ Public Campaigns  
Writing Special Articles  
XXX XXXElective within the Major 3
XXX XXXElectives outside the Major 9
Fourth Year
GEO 130 Principles of Geography 3
JRN 332
Graphics Design
or Promotional Writing
MCM 310
History of Mass Communications
or Contemporary Issues in Media
Select one of the following: 3
Media Law  
Media Ethics  
Honors Media Ethics  
MCM 450
Media Theory and Research
or Media Theory and Research
MCM 491 Introduction to the Internet/Web Page 3
XXX XXXElective within the Major 3
XXX XXXElectives outside the Major 6
 Total Credits120