Mass Communication Major (M)

As a graduate in the Mass Communication program, you’ll leave with all the skills you need to communicate effectively through a variety of channels. Not only will you be a stronger communicator, but you’ll also be a better leader. Having studied topics like interpersonal communication and cross-cultural communication, you’ll be ready to work with diverse groups of people. You’ll also be able to evaluate broadcast news writing and radio dialogue to critically think about the best way to convey your message. What’s more, you’ll examine issues within the field like building or breaking trust with an audience and analyzing why certain messages are effective.  You’ll be ready to handle challenges in the field, stand out in the workforce and lead a life full of Christian service.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Develop and present cogent, coherent, and accurate writing for general and specialized audiences;
  • Communicate effectively to audiences by listening actively and responding constructively as Scripture instructs within various contexts;
  • Draw from various disciplines to describe orally and in writing how existing knowledge or practice is advanced, tested, and revised in each core field studied;
  • Distinguish and examine communication-related problems from a Christian perspective to better serve society;
  • Cultivate appropriate organizational skills related to professionalism, work ethic, and attitude; and
  • Examine the role and impact of visual communication, mass media in society, and communication media.


Core Requirements45
Major Requirements45
Minor: Required (Minimum 18 credits)
Total Hours120

Major Requirements

Required Courses
COMM 105Public Speaking3
COMM 201Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 205Advanced Public Speaking3
COMM 250Intro To Mass Communication3
COMM 260Social Media3
COMM 265Journalism3
COMM 280Careers in Communication3
COMM 321Media Writing3
COMM 460Cross-Cultural Communication3
COMM 470Internship3
COMM 490Research Seminar3
Take three total credits of the following (at least one credit of each course):3
Select one of the following:3
Film History
Film & Video Production
Radio Production
Select one of the following:3
Sports Journalism
Gender and Communication
Critical Thinking and Information Dissemination
Philosophy and Film
Major Electives
Please select a 3-credit COMM course not taken as part of the major. 3
Total Hours45