Mass Communication

Associate in Applied Science

College Degree Requirements

Prescribed Technical Program37
General Education15-17
Elective Credit9
Total Degree Credits61-63
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterCredits
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
COMM 112 Understanding Media and Social Change 3
COMM 200 Introduction to Media Writing 3
COMM 240 Introduction to News Photography 3
COMM 270 Basic Video Production 3
Select one of the following: 1
Video Lab: MystiCast 1  
Radio Lab: The MYX 1  
Communication Arts Lab 1  
General Education Course  
Communications I  
ENGL 110 College Composition I (Required) 3
 Credits16
Spring Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
CIS 210 Desktop Publishing 3
COMM 120 Introduction to Broadcasting 3
COMM 244 Reporting and Feature Writing 3
Select one of the following: 1
Video Lab: MystiCast 1  
Radio Lab: The MYX 1  
Communication Arts Lab 1  
Mass Communication Required Program Elective  
Select one Mass Communication Required Program Elective course from the list below 3
General Education Course  
Communications II  
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Required) 3
 Credits16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
CIS 230 Electronic Publishing 3
COMM 281 Reporting and Editing: Mystician (Repeatable) 1
ENGL 205 English Usage I 2
Select one of the following: 1
Video Lab: MystiCast (Repeatable) 1  
Radio Lab: The MYX (Repeatable) 1  
Communication Arts Lab 1  
General Education Courses  
Arts & Humanities/Social & Behaviorial Science 2  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
Business, Math, Science & Technology (Two areas of study) 3  
General Education Matrix (Business, Math, Science & Technology courses) 3-4
Mass Communications Required Program Elective  
Select one Mass Communications Required Program Elective course from the list below 3
 Credits16-17
Spring Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
COMM 233 Media Ethics 3
COMM 281 Reporting and Editing: Mystician (Repeatable) 1
ENGL 206 English Usage II 2
Select one of the following: 1
Video Lab: MystiCast 1  
Radio Lab: The MYX 1  
Communication Arts Lab 1  
Mass Communication Required Program Elective  
Select one Mass Communication Required Program Elective course from the list below 3
General Education Course  
Business, Math, Science & Technology (Two areas of study) 3  
General Education Matrix (Business, Math, Science & Technology courses) 3-4
 Credits13-14
 Total Credits61-63
Mass Communication Required Program Electives
Select 9 or more credits from any of the following focus areas. Credits do not have to come from one specific focus group.9
Writing and Reporting Focus
COMM 201Interpretive and Opinion Writing (Fall/Spring)3
COMM 297Cooperative Education/Internship (Sophomores only, spring or summer, if available)1-3
ENGL 125Introduction to Professional Writing (Fall/Spring/Summer)3
ENGL 213Literary Publications (Spring)3
Media Production Focus
COMM 222Voice and Diction (Spring)3
COMM 272Advanced Video Production (Spring)3
COMM 292Experimental Course3
COMM 297Cooperative Education/Internship ((Sophomores only, spring or summer, if available)1-3
Publication & Web Design Focus
ART 124Three-Dimensional Design (Spring)3
COMM 292Experimental Course3
COMM 297Cooperative Education/Internship (Sophomores only, spring or summer, if available)1-3
ENGL 213Literary Publications (Spring)3
Public Relations & Marketing Focus
BADM 201Principles of Marketing (Fall/Spring)3
BADM 210Advertising I (Fall/Spring)3
COMM 218Public Relations Principles (Spring)3
COMM 297Cooperative Education/Internship (Sophomores only, spring or summer, if available)1-3

If ENGL 213 and COMM 292 are selected more than once, they would be subject to Student Policy: Repeating a Course