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DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION

Office: 102 Talbot Hall
Phone: 985-448-4586
Professors: Chiasson, Stewart (Head).
Assistant Professors: Simoncelli.
Instructors: Arnold, Boudreaux, Broussard, Chamberlain, Clark, Harry, Jeffress, and Ruiz.

Mass Communication Program

The university awards the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication to a student who, in addition to satisfying the minimum requirements for graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences, meets the requirements listed below. The program requires 84 hours of credit outside of Mass Communication with 65 of those hours being in basic liberal arts and sciences. Mass Communication majors must receive a C or better in both ENGL 101 and 102. For MACO majors, a grade of C or better in MACO courses is considered successful completion. 45 hours of 300-level or above courses are required.

Accreditation

Mass Communication has full national accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Mass Communication Minors

A minor in Mass Communication requires the completion of 18 semester hours to include MACO 101, 251, 370, and nine hours of electives in Mass Communication, six of which must be at the 300-level or above.

A minor in Speech is also available to students. In order to obtain a minor in Speech, students must take a total of 18 hours of Speech courses. These will include Speech 101, plus 15 additional hours, at least 9 of which must be at the 300 level or above.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication

  • (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Foreign Language Elective     3
1 Freshman Seminar Course   UR 1
1 HIST Sequence   GER 3
1 HIST Sequence   GER 3
1 MATH   GER 3
1 MATH   GER 3
1 Natural Sciences Elective   GER 3
1 Natural Sciences Elective   GER 3
1 Elective     3
2 ENGL Literature Elective   GER 3
2 ENGL Literature Elective 200-level or above   3
2 Foreign Language Elective     3
2 GOVT 101   3
2 MACO 101   3
2 MACO 251 GER 3
2 SPCH 101 OCR 3
2 Elective     3
2 Elective     3
2 Concentration Course See below   3
3 Fine Arts Elective   GER 3
3 Fine Arts Elective     3
3 MACO 321   3
3 MACO 355   3
3 MACO 370   3
3 Social Sciences Elective   GER 3
3 Elective     3
3 Elective     3
3 Concentration Course See below   3
3 Concentration Course See below   3
4 Fine Arts Elective     3
4 HPED Personal Fitness Course     2
4 Natural Sciences Elective   GER 3
4 Social Sciences Elective 200-level or above GER 3
4 Elective     3
4 Elective     3
4 MACO Elective     3
4 MACO Elective     3
4 Concentration Course See below   3
4 Concentration Course See below   3
  TOTAL HOURS     120

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)

NOTES: Students should obtain Student Handbook from department.

Broadcast Journalism
Concentration (MCBJ)
Print Journalism
Concentration (MCPJ)
Public Relations
Concentration (MCPR)
MACO 271 (3) MACO 252 (3) MACO 252 (3)
MACO 361 (3) MACO 322 (CLR) (3) MACO 322 (CLR) (3)
MACO 362 (CLR) (3) MACO 326 (3) MACO 330 (3)
MACO 401 (3) MACO 451 (3) MACO 430 (3)
MACO 402 (3) MACO 455 (3) MACO 440 (3)

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