College of the Arts
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of the Arts and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Bachelor of Arts
Communication - Mass Media Studies

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:
MATH 1001
MATH 1101
MATH 1111
MATH 1113
MATH 1125
MATH 1131

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:
ITDS 1125/ITDS 1779/ITDS 2726/ITDS 2727/ITDS 2735/ITDS 2746/ITDS 2748/ITDS 2749/ITDS 2755
OR
Select one of the following courses:
EURO 2105/ LEAD 1705/ LIBR 1105/ POLS 2401/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002/Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.
Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:
ENGL 2111/ENGL 2112/ITDS 1145*/ITDS 1155/ITDS 2125/PHIL 2010
Select one of the following fine arts courses:
ARTH 1100/ ITDS 1145*/ MUSC 1100/ THEA 1100
*ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select one science course with a lab; the other course may be lab or non-lab:
ANTH 1145 (no lab); ASTR 1105/1305 (lab optional); ASTR 1106/1305; BIOL 1215K (lab included); BIOL 1125 (no lab); BIOL 1225K (lab included); CHEM 1151/1151L; CHEM 1152/1152L; CHEM 1211/1211L; CHEM 1212/1212L; ENVS 1105/1105L (lab optional); GEOL 1110 (no lab); GEOL 1112/1112L; GEOL 1121 (lab included); GEOL 1122/1322; GEOL 2225 (lab included); PHYS 1111/1311; PHYS 1112/1312; PHYS 1125/1325 (lab optional); PHYS 2211/2311; PHYS 2212/2312
Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:
CPSC 1105; CPSC 1301/ 1301L; GEOG 2215; MATH 1113; MATH 1125; MATH 1131; MATH 1132; MATH 1165; MATH 2125; PHIL 2500; STAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:
ECON 2105/ECON 2106/ PHIL 2030/ PSYC 1101/ SOCI 1101
Select one world cultures course from the following courses:
ANTH 1105/ANTH 1107/ANTH 2105/ANTH 2136/ ENGL 2136/ GEOG 1101/ HIST 1111/HIST 1112/ ITDS 1146/ITDS 1156

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
Select three from the following four courses:
COMM 2105 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2137 Introduction to Mass Communication
COMM 2110 Inter-Ethnic Cultural Communication
COMM 2136 Group Communication

Take the following courses:
Foreign Language 1002, 2001
ENGL 2158 Advanced Writing for the Non-English Major, or
ENGL 2157 Writing for the English Major or
Foreign Language 2002

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 9
Theory and General Concepts

COMM 3256 Communication Theory
COMM 4116 Communication Law and Ethics
COMM 4000 Exit Assessment

Select one of the following:
COMM 3255 Communication Research
COMM 3157 Qualitative Communication Research

Area H Program Requirements Required Hours: 33

Area H1 Media Production Required Hours: 9

COMM 3155 Interactive Media Production
COMM 4159 Integrated Web Design
COMM 3156 Video Production

Area H2 Writing Electives Required Hours: 12
ENGL 3155 News Writing
Select three of the following courses:
COMM 3242 Writing for Media
ENGL 3126 Feature Writing
ENGL 3156 Advertising Writing
ENGL 3128 Editorial and Opinion Writing
ENGL 3127 Scriptwriting

Area H3 Communication Electives Required Hours: 12
COMM 3119 Introduction to Computer Mediated Communication
Choose three of the following courses:
COMM 3125 Modern Media and Culture
COMM 3141 Introduction to Public Relations
COMM 3146 Political Communication
COMM 4105 Networked Communication
COMM 4125 Freedom of Speech
COMM 4142 Public Relations Campaigns
COMM 4147 Advertising Campaigns
COMM 4165 Media Economics and Management

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 18
Select one or both of the following:
COMM 3698 Junior Internship
COMM 4698 Senior Internship

Total Hours Required: 123