2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University

Major in Mass Communication

The Mass Communication program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the electronic media from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The curriculum prepares students for careers in Mass Communication and/or graduate studies in electronic media and communication.

Major in Mass Communication (B.A. or B.S.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements 53-55
General Education Technical Requirements  
    MDS 1500, Mass Media & Society  
Major Requirements   30
Mass Communication Major Courses:    
    MDS 2300, The Business of Journalism 3  
    MDS 2500, Mass Communication Theory 3  
    MDS 3010, Television Programming
MDS 3020, Radio Programming
    MDS 3300, Media Research Methods 3  
    MDS 3400, Media Operations    3  
    MDS 3500, Media Advertising and Sales 3  
    MDS 4100, Communication Law 3  
    MDS 4110, Media Ethics 3  
    MDS 4200, Media Leadership


    MDS 3950, Study Abroad
    MDS 4300, Global Media Systems
    MDS 4980, Mass Communication Internship


Minor requirements   18
Electives 22-24
Total   128