Mass Communication Minor

Passing Grade Option for Spring 2020

In compliance with TU’s Grading Policy Change for spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation, the Department of Mass Communication will accept a Passing grade option for all MCOM courses toward the MCOM minor in spring 2020. If you are currently an MCOM minor, the document linked below provides some guidelines as to when you may (or may not) want to choose the Passing grade option this spring: 

Passing grade option for MCOM majors and minors (PDF)


Mass communication class

Students minoring in mass communication must complete 24 units of MCOM courses with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher in each course, including:

  • MCOM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication (3 units)
  • 6 units of 200-level courses
  • 3 units of upper- or lower-level courses
  • 12 units of upper-level courses

No specific courses or blocks of courses are stipulated for the minor; each student designs a coherent and purposeful individual program.

Courses Not Open to Minors

  • MCOM 323 Advertising Media Planning
  • MCOM 325 Advertising Copywriting
  • MCOM 350 Media Law
  • MCOM 390 Mass Communication Research
  • MCOM 433 Media Ethics
  • MCOM 447 Advertising Campaigns
  • MCOM 453 Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Communication Campaigns
  • MCOM 460 Internship in Mass Communication

Minor Transfer Credit Policy

The department will accept up to 9 units of compatible transfer courses toward the minor.

Minor Requirements

View minor requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.