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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 Core 46
Mass Communication Major 30
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 Theory 3
MED 2013 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
JRN 2513 Media Writing 3
MED 3003 Media and Society 3
MED 3113 New Media Strategies 3
MED 4113 Media Law 3
MED 4893 Internship 3
MED 4943 Media Ethics 3
MED 4953HYB Media Seminar and Portfolio 3
Journalism Track* 24
JRN 2723 Reporting & Interviewing 3
JRN 2833 Digital Photography 3
JRN 3223 Editing and Content Management 3
JRN 3523 Publication Design 3
JRN 4313 Feature Writing 3
JRN 4333 Editorial Writing 3
JRN 3423 Video Storytelling 3
COM 3533 Intercultural Communication 3
Minor (required) 18
Electives 2-10

*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.