Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mass Communication: Multiplatform Journalism

Multiplatform Journalism

The Multiplatform Journalism Concentration empowers students to craft news content on a variety of emerging media platforms with efficiency and expedience. Students develop traditional reporting and interviewing skills, writing and copy editing proficiencies, and expertise with photography, audio recording, and video recording. Publication across a variety of platforms, including student-created websites and diverse social media, is also emphasized.

All students who choose to declare a major or minor in Mass Communication or Ag/Com will be required to pass the Pearson Grammar Competency Lab with a score of 80 percent or better before they will be allowed to register for 3000- or 4000-level courses in MCOM.  The lab is offered free of charge. Please visit Grammar Module for additional information. 

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mass Communication: Multi-Platform Journalism
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
PHIL 2306Contemporary Moral Issues 13
ARTS 2370Digital Photography I3
Select one of the following: 23
Introduction To Economics
Principles Of Macroeconomics
Principles Of Microeconomics
Foreign Language - 14 Hours - 4 Courses (XXXX1411, 1412, 2311, 2312): 314
Advanced Liberal Arts Electives (6 hours)6
Mass Communication Core (14 hours)
MCOM 1130Media Literacy 41
MCOM 1330Analysis of Electronic Culture3
MCOM 1332Writing For Mass Media3
MCOM 2371TV & Film Production3
MCOM 3026Media Practicum1
MCOM 4371Mass Media Law And Ethics3
Courses Required for Concentration (24 hours)
MCOM 1371Audio Production & Performance3
MCOM 2362News Reporting and Editing3
MCOM 3361Broadcast Journalism Writing3
MCOM 3364News Editing3
MCOM 4361TV News Producing3
MCOM 4364Investigative Reporting3
MCOM 4365On-Line Journalism3
MCOM 4383Audience Research & Analysis3
Concentration Electives (9 hours)9
Media Practicum
Specialized Writing
Media Criticism
Announcing for Broadcast News
Advanced Audio Production
Single Cam & Non-Linear Edit I
Special Topic
Independent Study
Professional Internship
Select Option A or B12
Option A: 12 Credits in 1 Subject Area, 6 Upper Level
Option B: 12 Credits in Business, 6 Upper Level
Total Hours120

PHIL 2306 satisfies the requirement for Component Area IX and is a degree specific requirement for mass communication.


ECON 2300, or ECON 2301 or ECON 2302 satisfies the requirement for Component Area VIII and is a degree specific requirement for mass communication.


Foreign Language Course XXXX2311 or XXXX2312 satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV and part of the mass communication foreign language requirement.


 MCOM 1130 satisfies one hour of the requirement for Component Area IX as well as the major. 

First Year
Component Area I 3Component Area I 3
Foreign Language XXXX141114Component Area II 3
MCOM 113021ECON 2300, 2301, or 230223
MCOM 13303Foreign Language XXXX141214
MCOM 13323MCOM 237133
 14 16
Second Year
Component Area III 4Component Area III 4
Advanced Liberal Arts Elective3ARTS 23703
Foreign Language XXXX23111, 23Foreign Language XXXX231213
PHIL 230623MCOM 13713
MCOM 43713MCOM 23623
 13 16
Third Year
Component Area VI 3Component Area V 3
Advanced Libral Arts Elective3Component Area VI 3
MCOM 30261MCOM 33643
MCOM 33613MCOM 33723
MCOM Concentration Elective33Option A or B: Upper Division Course3
Option A or B: Lower Division Course3 
 16 15
Fourth Year
Component Area VII 3Component Area VII 3
MCOM 43643MCOM 43613
MCOM Concentration Elective33MCOM 43653
Option A or B: Lower Division Course3MCOM 43833
Option A or B: Upper Division Course3MCOM Concentration Elective33
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

 Four courses required in one language.


 Courses may be counted in two separate requirements.


For MCOM concentration electives, select 9 hours of the following: MCOM 3026MCOM 3360, MCOM 3365MCOM 3366, MCOM 3371, MCOM 3372, MCOM 4022MCOM 4099MCOM 4398.