The Course Profiles can help you evaluate courses and make decisions about the courses you will take to fulfill the requirements for the major. Course Profiles provide more in-depth information about courses, expectations and workload so that you have a realistic understanding about what you will experience in the course.
Course Profiles are designed to help students, faculty, prospective students, alumni and employers better understand the content of the courses in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication and how courses fit together and build upon each other to create an outstanding education for our students.
The professional journalism track prepares students for careers such as news reporting, writing, editing, producing and photojournalism in new and emerging media.
The professional strategic communication track prepares students for careers in the fields of advertising and public relations.
The mass communication track is for students with an interest in the economic, political, legal and social aspects of mass communication. Students may develop a program emphasis in areas such as history, law, media effects, media industry studies, international communication or other aspects of mass communication studies represented in the school. Students in this track generally enjoy reading and research, and may be interested in attending graduate or professional school or pursuing research as a career.
The majority of classes for this track are context courses (see below).
Specific numbers of context courses are required for students pursuing any of the three major program tracks. For students pursuing the Mass Communication Minor, four context courses are required. Many of the context courses are also open to students outside the major or minor. View Context Course Profiles