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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 Core 46
Mass Communication Major 30
CHOOSE THREE HOURS FROM THE FOLLOWING:

  • JRN 1101 Print Journalism
  • JRN 1201 Digital Journalism
  • JRN 1301 Broadcast Journalism
 3
COM 2223 Public Speaking 3
COM 3013 Communication Theory 3
MED 2013 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
MED 2513 Media Writing 3
MED 3003 Media and Society 3
MED 3113 New Media Strategies 3
MED 3323 Research Methods in Media 3
MED 4113 Media Law 3
MED 4893 Internship 3
MED 4943 Media Ethics 3
Journalism Track* – A minor is required for the journalism track.
JRN 2723 Reporting & Interviewing 3
JRN 2833 Digital Photography 3
JRN 3223 Copy Editing 3
JRN 3523 Publication Design 3
MKT 2503 Principles of Marketing 3
CHOOSE 3 HOURS FROM:

  • ENG 3523 Creative Writing
  • ENG 3613 Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENG 4523 Advanced Composition
3
COM 3533 Intercultural Communication 3
Total Journalism Track Credit Hours 24
Minor (recommended) 18
Electives 10
TOTAL FOR MASS COMMUNICATION MAJOR 128

* 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.