Undergraduate Programs

Mass communication classroom

We offer the following undergraduate programs in mass communication:

Accelerated Bachelor's To Master's Program (PDF)

Students may earn the M.S. in Communication Management through the Department of Mass Communication accelerated bachelor’s to master’s program. The accelerated program allows students to earn both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in less time through an individualized plan. Prospective applicants should contact the program director for details.

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog for information on the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's program.

Departmental Honors Program

The department recognizes students for academic excellence. Mass Communication majors with an overall GPA of 3.75 and a 3.75 in their major are eligible for the MCOM departmental honors program. To graduate with honors in Mass Communication, students must complete at least 6 units from internships (MCOM 460/MCOM 461), independent studies (MCOM 496), or honors thesis (MCOM 499) in Mass Communication.  In addition, students are required to make a public presentation of their honors work at an academic venue that is approved by the MCOM Honors Coordinator. Departmental honors will be posted to the transcript shortly after the bachelor’s degree is conferred. Students interested in departmental honors should consult with the department’s honors coordinator no later than the first term of their junior year. Departmental honors is a separate program from the Honors College. Students interested in becoming University Honors Scholars should visit the Honors College website or the Honors College section of this catalog.

Independent Study

These courses are designed to give the student the opportunity to work one-on-  one with a faculty member from the Mass Communication Department on a  subject of their choosing. Students must select a topic of study with the advice of  an instructor prior to registration. The topic should be in an area not currently offered in the Mass Communication department. The student must submit a  proposal along with an independent study proposal form. A familiarity with the selected topic is recommended.