Mass Communication, B.S.

The College of Media and Entertainment provides professional education for individuals aspiring to careers in the fields of media arts (including photography), journalism, and the recording industry, as well as academic preparation for advanced studies. The college is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the media's role in a democracy and developing better-informed citizens within the University community by providing theoretical  foundations, professional skill sets, research, creative activity, experiential learning, and public service. Students are offered broad-based knowledge encompassing a global perspective and a professional ethos, as well as an affinity for free expression, critical thinking, and diversity of thought.

The Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication is accredited by The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC).

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Degrees Awarded

Time to Degree

  • Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 120
  • Total Time to Graduate (15 Credit Hours Each Term): 8 Semesters or 4 years (if attending only fall and spring terms)
    *The time to graduation is for students beginning the program with no prior college credit.
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Graduating Senior Survey

Alumni Survey

The purpose of the Alumni Survey was to assess alumni satisfaction in order to improve the quality of the undergraduate programs.

Noteworthy Accomplishments in the College of Media and Entertainment

Assessment: Student Learning Outcomes