Requirements

All degrees require a minimum grade of “C” in each major course and a GPA of 2.5 in the major for graduation.

All students must select an academic minor within a program outside the School of Mass Communication and Journalism.

MCJ Core (12 hours):

  • MCJ 101 — Survey of Mass Communication
  • MCJ 102 — Introduction to Media Writing
  • MCJ 103 — Literacy Skills
  • MCJ 200 — Digital Media Production (MAC laptop required)
  • MCJ 454 — Media Law & Ethics

Media Production Skills Sequence (17 hours):

  • MCJ 111, 111L — Radio Production with lab
  • MCJ 140, 140L — Introduction to Television Production with lab
  • MCJ 340 — Intermediate Television Production
  • MCJ 440 — Advanced Television Production (Capstone)
  • MCJ 442 — Writing for Radio - Television (Writing Intensive)

MCJ Values Elective (3 hours):
(Select one of the following)

  • MCJ 355 — Gender, Race and Media
  • MCJ 407 — Media Theory
  • MCJ 455 — Media Ethics
  • MCJ 460 — Media Law
  • MCJ 461 — Mass Media History
  • MCJ 462 — Media Criticism
  • MCJ 463 — Media Management and Economics

MCJ Electives (3-6 hours):
Consult with your adviser for MCJ course options

Requirements for a minor in Media Journalism: (18-20 hours)

  • MCJ 102—Intro to Media Writing
  • MCJ 111/111L—Radio Production & Lab
  • MCJ 140/140L—TV Production & Lab
  • MCJ 340—Intermediate Television Production

Select additional courses from the following:

  • MCJ 411—Advanced Audio Production
  • MCJ 418—Practicum
  • MCJ 440—Advanced Television Production
  • MCJ 445—Advanced Post Production
  • MCJ 447—Television Production Workshop
  • MCJ 454—Media Law & Ethics