Students interested in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism have the opportunity to pursue a degree in one of the nine different areas listed below, and are required to minor in an area outside of the School's programs. All MCJ students, except film and recording industry majors, complete a five-course core curriculum of MCJ 101, MCJ 102, MCJ 103, MCJ 200 and MCJ 454. Recording industry majors, production and management, complete a six-course core curriculum of MCJ 101, MCJ 103, MCJ 200, EI 200, EI 303 and EI 461. MCJ 101, 102, 103 and 200 are prerequisites for all 300-level and above MCJ courses for advertising, journalism and media production majors. MCJ 101, 103 and 200 are prerequisites for all 300-level and above MCJ and EI courses for recording industry management and production majors.
The School of Mass Communication and Journalism also offers nine minor programs for students majoring in other academic disciplines. We offer minors in advertising, broadcast journalism, film (Gulf Park Campus), media production, news editorial, photojournalism, public relations, recording industry management and recording industry production.
For more detailed information on academic programs and requirements click the links below or please refer to the pages devoted to School of Mass Communication and Journalism found within the College of Arts & Letters section of the Southern Miss Undergraduate Bulletin.