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Communications Major, BA


Prepares students for a variety of careers such as law, mass communications, video production, advertising, and public relations and also offers students a great deal of flexibility to design a course of study according to their interests.

University Core – (44-55)

Major Courses – (42)

Required Major Courses: (12 credits)

MCA 226Writing for the Electronic Media

3 credits

MCA 227Writing for the Print Media

3 credits

MCA 393Intern Program I

1 - 9 credits

MCA 499Seminar

3 credits

TWO Writing Courses: (6 credits)

MCA 337Writing Public Relations Copy

3 credits

MCA 339Creative Writing for Broadcast Media

3 credits

MCA 340Writing for Advertising

3 credits

MCA 360Screenwriting

4 credits

ENG 223Creative Writing

3 credits

ENG 322Advanced Writing

3 credits

ENG 324Writing of Fiction

3 credits

JRN 203Feature Writing

3 credits

Required Major Electives: (24 credits)

Student chooses from upper-level MCA, JRN, and SPE courses.

Note: With department chair's approval, student may choose an additional three credits of internship. 


Open Electives – (31-42)

With department chair's approval may include an additional 3 credits of internship

Total Credit Hours: 128

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