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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
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
HY 211American National Government3
HY 213State and Local Government3
HY 301The 20th Century3
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
PY 111General Psychology3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Humanities Elective3
Lab Science Elective3-4
Open Electives6
Mass Communications Core Requirements
CM 200Interpersonal Communication3
CT 100Intro to Video Production3
CT 121Computer Applications for Digital Media3
MC 101Introduction to Media3
MC 236History of Mass Communications3
MC 301Career Preparation1
MC 400Ethics in Media3
Journalism concentration requirements
MC 114Intro to News Reporting3
MC 115Radio News Writing and Reporting3
MC 131Voice and Diction3
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 322Social Media Marketing3
MC 324Editorial/Column Writing3
MC 360Reporting and Producing TV News3
MC 406Media Law and Regulation3
MC 438Producing and Hosting a Public Affairs Show3
MC/CT/EP Elective9
Total Hours120-121

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
CT 1213EH 1243
EH 1233MC 1153
MS 1414MC 1313
HE 111***1MS 1323
MC 1013CT 1003
MC 1143 
 17 15
Second Year
EH 2003CM 1003
HY 2113CM 2003
MC 2173MC 2353
MC 2233MC 3603
MC 2363Lab Science Elective3-4
 15 15-16
Third Year
HY 3013HY 2133
MC/CT/EP Elective3MC 3223
MC 2143MC 3243
MC 3143Fine Arts Elective3
PY 1113Humanities Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
MC 3011MC 2403
MC 4063MC 4003
MC 4383MC/CT/EP Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3MC/CT/EP Elective3
Open Elective3Open Elective3
 13 15
Total Hours: 120-121

 Course may not be required for degree completion.