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DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION

Office: 102 Talbot Hall
Phone: 985-448-4586
Professors: Chiasson, Stewart (Head).
Associate Professor: Simoncelli.
Assistant Professors: Arnold, Butterfield, Clark, Harry, Jeffress.
Instructors: Boudreaux, Broussard, Kasovich.

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 72 hours of credit outside of Mass Communication. 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.

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

  • Journalism Concentration (MCJO)
  • Public Relations Concentration (MCPR)

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  • (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 Freshman Seminar Course UR 1
1 HIST Elective GER 3
1 MATH Elective GER 3
1 MACO 101 3
1 MATH  214 GER 3
1 SPCH 101 OCR 3
1 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
1 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
1 Minor or Approved Elective 3
2 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
2 ENGL Writing Intensive Elective 300-level or above 3
2 GOVT 101 or 252  GER 3
2 MACO 230 3
2 MACO 251 GER 3
2 MACO 252 3
2 MACO Elective 3
2 Minor or Approved Elective 3
2 Minor or Approved Elective 3
2 Minor or Approved Elective 3
3 ENGL Literature Elective GER 3
3 HIST Elective 300-level or above GER 3
3 Social Sciences Elective GER 3
3 Minor or Approved Elective 3
3 Minor or Approved Elective 3
3 MACO 321  CLR 3
3 MACO 355 3
3 MACO 370 3
3 Concentration Course See below 3
3 Concentration Course See below 3
4 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
4 Fine Arts Elective  GER 3
4 Minor or Approved Elective 3
4 Minor or Approved Elective 3
4 Minor or Approved Elective 2
4 Concentration Course See below 3
4 Concentration Course See below 3
4 MACO Elective 3
4 MACO Elective 3
4 MACO Elective 3
4 MACO 490 3
  TOTAL HOURS     120

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

NOTES: Students should obtain Student Handbook from department.

Journalism
Concentration (MCJO)
Public Relations
Concentration (MCPR)
MACO 326 (3) MACO 317 (3)
MACO 362 (3) MACO 330 (3)
MACO 451 (3) MACO 430 (3)
MACO 455 (3) MACO 440 (3)

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