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 Credits63
General Education Courses
Arts & Humanities
ART 110Introduction to the Visual Arts3
HIST 103United States to 18773
PHIL 210Ethics3
Social & Behavioral Sciences
POLS 115American Government3
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
Written Communications
ENGL 110College Composition I3
Select one of the following:3
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
Oral Communications
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Math, Science & Technology
MATH 110Math in Society3
BIOL 111Concepts of Biology3
BIOL 111LConcepts of Biology Lab1
Select from the following recommended courses:3
(Needed if 9 credits for Math, Science & Technology have not been met.)
Introduction to Computers 1
Principles of Information Security 1
Enrichment Course Matrix - may be fulfilled with applicable Arts & Humanities course2
General Education Matrix - may be fulfilled with applicable Arts & Humanities course or Social & Behavioral Sciences course
Digital Literacy Requirements
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Computers 1
Principles of Information Security 1
BSC Approved Training Course
NDUS Institution Approved Training Course
NDUS Institution Designated Digital Literacy Course
Mass Communication Courses
Select 24 credits from the following courses:24
Understanding Media and Social Change
Introduction to Broadcasting (as available)
Introduction to Media Writing
Interpretive and Opinion Writing
Digital Communication Fundamentals
Interpersonal Communication
Public Relations Principles (as available)
Voice and Diction (as available)
Social Media Foundations (as available)
Introduction to Audio Production
Media Ethics
Introduction to News Photography
Advanced News Photography
Reporting and Feature Writing
Basic Video Production
Advanced Video Production
Reporting and Editing: Mystician
Video Lab: MystiCast
Radio Lab: The MYX
Cooperative Education/Internship
English Usage and Grammar
Literary Publications
Total Credits24

CSCI 101, CIS 147 or courses transferred in from another NDUS Institution that are listed as both general education and digital literacy may satisfy both requirements upon successful completion.

College Degree & Digital Literacy Requirements