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BS in Mass Communication | Journalism

The Journalism track is designed to prepare students for careers in gathering information and writing content for all platforms of mass media, including newspapers, magazines, and websites. Media outlets, companies, and organizations need people to create content for their online formats, in addition to the traditional print formats. Journalism students acquire the ability to gather information, write newsworthy stories, and distribute them in formats appropriate for the traditional media fields and for digital platforms. Students gain practical experience and build their writing portfolios with work on The Shield, RC’s student publication, and by completing a media internship.

Requirements for the BS in Mass Communication/Journalism
General Education Core46
Mass Communication Major30
CHOOSE THREE HOURS FROM THE FOLLOWING:

  • JRN 1101 Print Journalism
  • JRN 1201 Digital Journalism
  • JRN 1301 Broadcast Journalism
 3
COM 2223 Public Speaking3
COM 3013 Communication Theory3
MED 2013 Introduction to Mass Communication3
MED 2513 Media Writing3
MED 3003 Media and Society3
MED 3113 New Media Strategies3
MED 4113 Media Law3
MED 4893 Internship3
MED 4943 Media Ethics3
Journalism Track* – A minor is required for the journalism track.
JRN 2723 Reporting & Interviewing3
JRN 2833 Digital Photography3
JRN 3223 Copy Editing3
JRN 3523 Publication Design3
JRN 4313 Feature Writing3
JRN 4333 Editorial Writing3
CHOOSE 3 HOURS FROM:

  • ENG 3523 Creative Writing
  • ENG 3613 Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENG 4523 Advanced Composition
3
COM 3533 Intercultural Communication3
Total Journalism Track Credit Hours24
Minor (recommended)18
Electives2-10
TOTAL FOR MASS COMMUNICATION MAJOR128

* Students in the Journalism Track must choose a minor in one of these areas: American Studies, Behavioral Science, Biblical Studies, Biology, Business Management, Sports Management, General Science, Humanities, International Studies, Philosophy, Pre-law, Psychology, Religion, Social Science, or Theatre.