University Catalog

Mass Communications

Chairperson:  Dale Zacher
Address: 125 Stewart Hall
Phone: 320.308.3293

BS in Mass Communications Advertising (43-45 Cr. credits)

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • Completion of Goal Area 1 and COMM 220.
  • C- or better in both Goal Area 1 courses and COMM 220.
  • Meet with Mass Comm advisor.
  • COMM 222 or test-out.


  • Mass Communications majors are required to take HURL 102 or ETHS 201 to complete Liberal Education Goal Area 7.
  • This major requires either one year in a single foreign language OR a minor.

Program Requirements

15 credits: COMM 220, COMM 240, COMM 404, COMM 420, COMM 461.  Required for Advertising Sequence (19 credits): COMM 352, COMM 402, COMM 403, COMM 471, COMM 486.


Select 3 credits: COMM 412, COMM 416, COMM 418, COMM 430, COMM 432.  Select any two COMM electives (6-8 credits) with advisor's approval.

Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing one of the following: ENGL 331 or ENGL 333 or ENGL 341.

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