University Catalog

Mass Communications

Chairperson:  Dale Zacher
Address: 125 Stewart Hall
Phone: 320.308.3293
Email: masscommunications@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/masscommunications
Faculty: Mass Communications

BS in Mass Communications Broadcasting - Radio (42-44 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.

Notes

  • Mass Communications majors are required to take HURL 102 or ETHS 201 to complete Liberal Education Goal Area 7.
  • Mass Communication majors may not count more than 48 credits towards their degree.
  • 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 460. Required for Radio Concentration (18 credits): COMM 242, COMM 270, COMM 272, COMM 333, COMM 451.

Electives

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.


BS in Mass Communications Broadcasting - TV Journalism (48 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.

Notes

  • Mass Communications majors are required to take HURL 102 or ETHS 201 to complete Liberal Education Goal Area 7.
  • Mass Communications majors may not count more than 48 credits towards their degree.
  • 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 460.  Required for Television Journalism Concentration (24 credits): COMM 242, COMM 272, COMM 277, COMM 378, COMM 379, COMM 479.

Electives

Select 3 credits: COMM 412, COMM 416, COMM 418, COMM 430, COMM 432.  Select any two COMM electives (6 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.


BS in Mass Communications Broadcasting - TV Production (46-48 credits 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.

Notes

  • Mass Communications majors are required to take HURL 102 or ETHS 201 to complete Liberal Education Goal Area 7.
  • Mass Communications majors may not count more than 48 credits towards their degree.
  • 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 460. Required for Television Production Concentration (22 credits): COMM 272, COMM 277, COMM 373, COMM 377, COMM 476, COMM 491.

Electives

Select 3 credits: COMM 412, COMM 416, COMM 418, COMM 430, COMM 432, COMM 477. 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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