B.S. Mass Communications - Journalism

The Journalism concentration prepares students with the skills and knowledge that journalists need to ethically report on stories and craft them into compelling pieces.  Students learn how to report stories using multiple platforms including print, radio, TV and the Web. Not only are the essentials of interviewing, investigating and reporting taught, but students will also learn the skills to capture and edit audio and video. As an integral part of the journalism concentration students will receive hands-on experience interviewing community leaders and writing articles for the online campus newspaper, The Spectator. WHSN 89.3-FM, our television newscast, the NESCom Connection, and the NESCom Broadcast Network offer more opportunities to write, report, produce and anchor news. It is built on the goal of educating professional multi-media journalists.

General Education Requirements:
CM 100Speech3
CM 200Interpersonal Communication3
CT 245Photography I3
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
HY 301The 20th Century3
MC 236History of Mass Communications3
MC 360Reporting and Producing TV News3
MC 400Ethics in Media3
MC 438Producing and Hosting a Public Affairs Show3
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
PY 111General Psychology3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Lab Science Elective3-4
Open Elective3
NESCom Core Classes
IT 121Computer Applications for Digital Media3
MC 101Introduction to Media3
MC 301Career Preparation1
MC 406Media Law and Regulation3
Mass Communications Core Requirements
CT 100Intro to Video Production3
IT 202Web Design for Non-Majors3
MC 131Voice and Diction3
MC 322Social Media Marketing3
Journalism concentration requirements
HY 211American National Government3
HY 213State and Local Government3
MC 114Intro to News Reporting3
MC 115Radio News Writing and Reporting3
MC 214Radio News Lab3
MC 217TV News Writing & Reporting3
MC 223Reporting and Writing for Print3
MC 235Web Reporting3
MC 240Feature Writing3
MC 314Cross-Cultural Reporting3
MC 324Professional Blogging3
MC/CT/EP/IT/CJ/BA Elective12
Total Hours120-121

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
EH 1233CT 1003
HE 111***1EH 1243
IT 1213MC 1153
MC 1013MC 1313
MC 1143MS 1323
MS 1414 
 17 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
EH 2003CM 1003
HY 2113CM 2003
MC 2173MC 2353
MC 2233MC 3603
MC 2363Lab Science Elective3-4
 15 15-16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
HY 3013CT 2453
MC 2143HY 2133
MC 3143IT 2023
PY 1113MC 3243
MC/CT/EP/IT/CJ/BA Elective3MC/CT/EP/IT/CJ/BA ELECTIVE3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
MC 3011MC 2403
MC 4063MC 3223
MC 4383MC 4003
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3MC/CT/EP/IT/CJ/BA Elective3
Open Elective3MC/CT/EP/IT/CJ/BA Elective 3
 13 15
Total Hours: 120-121
***

 May not be required for degree completion.