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Belmont University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

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
Technical Requirements (Hours Counted in Gen Ed Core)  
MDS 1500, Mass Media & Society (3)  
Major Requirements Core   30
MDS 2300, Entrepreneurial Media 3  
MDS 4100, Communication Law 3  
MDS 4110, Media Ethics 3  
Mass Communication Major Courses    
MDS 2500, Mass Communication Theory 3  
MDS 3010, Media Programming 3  
MDS 3300, Media Research Methods 3  
MDS 3400, Media Operations 3  
MDS 3500, Media Advertising and Sales 3  
MDS 4200, Media Leadership 3
MDS 3950, Study Abroad or
MDS 4300, Global Media Systems or
MDS 4980, Mass Communication Internship
Minor requirements   18
Electives 22-24
Total   128