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Collection Development Guide: Journalism & Mass Communication: Program Purpose & Description

This guide provides collection development information to Journalism & Mass Comm faculty and faculty representatives.



The major in mass communication blends both theoretical and technical principles and concepts.  The university’s general education core lays the foundation for a broad liberal arts education that the major is built upon.  The underlying assumption is that the best media professionals are those with a strong liberal arts education and an overlay of professional skills.

There are five professional degree programs under the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree: 

There is one degree program under the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree:

There is one professional degree program under the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree, with three concentrations: