Mass Communication

Associate in Applied Science

Prescribed Technical Program37
General Education15
Mass Communication Required Program Elective9
Total Degree Credits61
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements
COMM 112Understanding Media and Social Change3
COMM 200Introduction to Media Writing3
COMM 206Digital Communication Fundamentals3
COMM 212Interpersonal Communications3
COMM 224Social Media, Writing & Design3
COMM 225Introduction to Audio Production3
COMM 233Media Ethics3
COMM 240Introduction to News Photography3
COMM 244Reporting and Feature Writing3
COMM 270Basic Video Production3
COMM 281Reporting and Editing: Mystician (2 semesters) 12
COMM 283Video Lab: MystiCast 11
COMM 284Radio Lab: The MYX 11
COMM 297Cooperative Education/Internship3
Total Credits37
General Education Requirements
Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences 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
General Education Matrix (Business, Math, Science & Technology courses)3
Written or Oral Communications
ENGL 110College Composition I (Required)3
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking (Required)3
Total Credits15
Select 9 credit hours from the following:9
Principles of Marketing
Advertising I
Criminal Law
Introduction to Broadcasting
Interpretive and Opinion Writing
Persuasive Speaking
Public Relations Principles
Voice and Diction
Advanced News Photography
Advanced Video Production
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
English Usage and Grammar
Literary Publications
International Politics
Total Credits9

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


Repeatable up to 4 credits.


Recommended Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavioral Sciences Courses - POLS 115 American Government; POLS 116 State and Local Government; CJ 201 Introduction to Criminal Justice; SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology; SOC 252 Criminology; PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology.


Recommended Business, Math, Science & Technology CoursesBADM 202 Principles of Management; BUSN 224 Electronic Commerce (E-Commerce); MATH 103 College Algebra; MATH 210 Elementary Statistics; ATSC 110/ATSC 110L Meteorology/Lab; CHEM 112/CHEM 112L Introduction to Forensic Science/Lab; BIOL 125/BIOL 125L Introduction to Ecology/Lab.