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.


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.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

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