Mass Communication

Associate in Arts

Note: Courses listed on degree plan are suggested. Students should consult with their advisor concerning their unique transfer decisions.

Total Degree Credits67-70
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterCredits
Arts & Humanities 2  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3-4
Communications I  
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
Mass Communication Electives  
Select 3 credits from the Mass Communication Electives course list below. 3
Math, Science & Technology  
MATH 103 College Algebra (or higher, except MATH 137) 3-4
Social & Behavioral Sciences 1  
General Education Matrix (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
 Credits15-17
Spring Semester
Arts & Humanities 2  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3-4
Communications II  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II (Recommended)  
Introduction to Professional Writing  
Communications III  
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Mass Communication Electives  
Select 3 credits from the Mass Communication Electives course list below. 3
Math, Science & Technology  
General Education Matrix (Science with Lab) 4
 Credits16-17
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Arts & Humanities 2  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
Enrichment  
Most COMM electives will satisfy Enrichment requirement. Check with your advisor.  
Mass Communication Electives  
Select 12 credits from the Mass Communication Electives course list below. 12
Social & Behavioral Sciences 1  
General Education Matrix (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
 Credits18
Spring Semester
Enrichment  
Most COMM electives will satisfy Enrichment requirement. Check with your advisor.  
Mass Communication Electives  
Select 12 credits from the Mass Communication Electives course list below. 12
Math, Science & Technology  
Needed if 9 credits for Math, Science and Technology have not been met  
General Education Matrix (Math, Science & Technology) 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 1  
General Education Matrix (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
 Credits18
 Total Credits67-70
Mass Communication Electives
COMM 112Understanding Media and Social Change3
COMM 120Introduction to Broadcasting3
COMM 200Introduction to Media Writing3
COMM 201Interpretive and Opinion Writing3
COMM 206Digital Communication Fundamentals3
COMM 212Interpersonal Communications3
COMM 218Public Relations Principles3
COMM 222Voice and Diction3
COMM 224Social Media, Writing & Design3
COMM 225Introduction to Audio Production3
COMM 233Media Ethics3
COMM 240Introduction to News Photography3
COMM 242Advanced News Photography3
COMM 244Reporting and Feature Writing3
COMM 270Basic Video Production3
COMM 272Advanced Video Production3
COMM 281Reporting and Editing: Mystician1
COMM 283Video Lab: MystiCast1
COMM 284Radio Lab: The MYX1
COMM 285Communication Arts Lab1
COMM 297Cooperative Education/Internship1-3
ENGL 205English Usage I2
ENGL 206English Usage II2
ENGL 213Literary Publications3

With permission, other classes may be considered for the Mass Communication Program Electives. Considerations need approval from the advisor, department chair, and Student Records.