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The broadcast sequence has historically been a popular option for communication majors. Students gain practical experience working at the campus radio station (92 WLJS) or with the university's Television Services department. Dr. Patrick McGrail is the coordinator for the broadcast sequence, and he advises prospective broadcast students and teaches many of the courses offered to complete this sequence.

Degree Requirements

In order to graduate, Broadcast students entering the program
in the 2013-2014 academic year must:

  • Complete 45 hours in the Department of Communication
  • Successfully complete all university degree requirements
  • Pass general education courses EH 141, MS 108, CS 201, and CS 315
  • Complete a 6-hour sequence of English literature
  • Complete a foreign language sequence: FL 101 and 102
  • Complete an 8-hour natural science sequence
  • Complete a 6-hour sequence of history
  • Fulfill all requirements in an outside minor field
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average
  • Earn a grade of C in all COM major and minor courses.
  • Complete a 250-hour internship with a professional organization.
  • Pass exit exam administered during capstone (COM 470) course.
  • Complete Three Media Workshops, COM 404, COM 405, & COM 406.

Broadcast majors must successfully pass these courses:

COM 200 - Intro to Mass Communication
COM 205 - Broadcast Writing
COM 301 - Introduction to Television Production
COM 302 - Introduction to Audio Production
COM 320 - Video Production and Editing
COM 345 - Social Media & Society
COM 375 - Internet Production
COM 380 - Communication Law
COM 385 - Multimedia Production
COM 390 - Communication Ethics
COM 415 - Mass Communication Research
COM 470 - Advanced Electronic News
COM 491 - Internship

Three hours of Media Workshops (COM 404. 405, & 406)
Three hours of another Communication Elective

Digital Journalism degree requirements

Public Relations degree requirements

For more information, contact Dr. Patrick McGrail

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