Degree Program Overview

The multi-platform journalism track prepares students for careers in journalism and mass communication. Journalistic writing, visual and online communication make up the core of the professional program. Students are provided a solid foundation in reporting and editing news for television, radio, online and in print. Through electives, students can focus on a specific area such as broadcast journalism for television and radio, print journalism for newspaper and magazines, and online journalism.

Requirements

In the mass communication program, you will complete a departmental four-course core that provides a foundation for success in a variety of media fields. As a major or minor, you must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in each mass communication course and successfully pass the required departmental competency writing and production tests.

You will engage in a variety of experiences inside and outside the classroom that will prepare you for a career in the mass communication field. You are encouraged to participate in the department’s co-curricular activities and to complete at least one industry-related internship.

Program Breakdown

Brief breakdown of the type, or types, of degree(s) available, their length, available enrollment, and estimated cost.
Category Degree Summary
Catalog Entry

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Length 120 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall and Spring
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 15