Aug 08, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication, B.A., Mass Communication Track

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College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis

More information and a general overview of Communication  

For a sample 4 year plan see Mass Communication Degree Map  

To see a complete list of courses that will fulfill core requirements go to The Core Curriculum  

Major Field of Concentration:

The major in communication consists of two tracks: Human Communication or Mass Communication (including journalism). Whichever track is chosen, the B.A. in Communication requires lower division requirements of


The B.A. in Communication also requires two semesters of college-level study of one language other than English. This requirement may be fulfilled by completing two semesters of college-level literature in one language other than English. In either case, these two courses must be taken for college-level credit.

Upper Division Requirements:

The upper-division Communication requirements (12 hours) for both tracks include

Additional upper-division Communication requirements (9 hours) for each track are as follows:

Mass Communication track:

Two of the following upper-division communication and/or journalism courses:


A grade of C or better is required in each upper-division course in the major.

(A grade of C- will not fulfill the requirement.)

Speech Contest

All Business Communication, Communication, and Strategic Communication majors are required to compete in either the Dowling Oratory Contest or the Bourke Extemporaneous Speaking Contest to complete major requirements.

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