The major in Mass Communications balances the breadth of the liberal arts curriculum with the depth of professional mass communications courses. Majors complete 45 credits of Liberal Studies courses, 39 to 69 credits in mass communications (credits vary by choice of emphasis) and the remaining credits in electives. Students must earn 128 credits to graduate with at least 43 credits at the 300-400 level. The goal of the curriculum is to prepare a student for employment in the mass communications industry.
Students can emphasize advertising, broadcast journalism, documentary journalism, photojournalism, multimedia journalism, public relations, integrated advertising and public relations, or a dual major in english and mass communications. Students can also minor in mass communications, or earn a certificate in publishing.
Sports Information is in the first year of becoming an emphasis in mass communications. Two classes are offered as electives for the spring semester, sports information and sports promotions.