Students majoring in mass communication are interested in careers in newspaper journalism, broadcast journalism, broadcast production, media management, magazine journalism, public relations, advertising, business journalism, or online journalism. By the time of graduation, mass communication graduates are expected to be able to gather, organize and process information; conduct interviews; write to a professional level of competence; and edit and produce, either in printed or broadcast form; all while meeting standards of professional ethics.
†Students completing the required program for the B.A. degree in Mass Communication must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at or above the second semester college level. This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized proficiency examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. A maximum of one course may be applied to the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.
The mass communication major is limited to 40 hours of MCOM courses. Students who exceed 40 hours in MCOM will not be allowed to apply those additional hours toward the 120 hours required for the degree program.
At least 21 semester hours of the major must be completed at Winthrop University. A maximum of 12 semester hours may be transferred into the major from another accredited institution; additional transfer hours in journalism or mass communication will not apply toward- the degree. MCOM 241 must be taken at Winthrop or at an ACEJMC accredited institution.
Students must complete at least 72 credit hours outside of MCOM.
For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.
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