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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 Shield Media, 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 one-hour workshops during your degree:

  • JRN 1101 Shield Media Workshop
  • JRN 1101 Shield Media Workshop
  • JRN 1101 Shield Media Workshop
COM 3013 Communication Theory3
MED 2013 Introduction to Mass Communication3
JRN 2513 Media Writing3
MED 3003 Media and Society3
MED 3113 New Media Strategies3
MED 4113 Media Law3
MED 4893 Internship3
MED 4943 Media Ethics3
MED 4953HYB Media Seminar and Portfolio3
Journalism Track*24
JRN 2723 Reporting & Interviewing3
JRN 2833 Digital Photography3
JRN 3223 Editing and Content Management3
JRN 3523 Publication Design3
JRN 4313 Feature Writing3
JRN 4333 Editorial Writing3
JRN 3423 Video Storytelling3
COM 3533 Intercultural Communication3
Minor (required)18

*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.