Bachelor of Science in Communication and Mass Media
Become an influencer and learn to effectively share information, communicate with both individuals and masses, and build the strength of your own voice. The courses offered through this degree program will prepare you for a variety of communication careers and include instruction on design and production, digital marketing, interpersonal and global communication, storytelling and effective persuasion, communication law, and much more.
13 hours of spiritual formation
9 hours of Christian responsibility
15 hours of intellectual and practical skills
19 hours of engaging human culture and the natural world
25 hours of common core studies
6 hours of broadening electives
9 hours of technical skills electives
24 hours of general electives
Total credit hours — 120
Sample Core Courses
Interpersonal Communication (COMM/DCOM 2083) —This course surveys theory and research related to interpersonal communication as it explores effective dyadic communication in family, social, and work environments. Considered are such topics as the development of self-concept, perception, emotions, verbal and nonverbal communication, listening strategies, and managing conflict and power in light of biblical and theological teachings.
Mass Communication Law (COMM 4533) —This course is an extensive study of the various communication laws with particular emphasis on the interpretation and implementation of the First Amendment. It also focuses on the influence of communication law on the work of the media professional.
Writing For Digital Media (COMM 2423) —This course focuses on writing skills for digital media with an emphasis on media convergence and online journalism.
Interpreting Narratives And Ideologies (COMM/DCOM 3153) —This course concentrates on how the mass media create and deliver stories to impact individuals and society. Students study narrative theory, media ethics, and criticism models. Emphasis is given to understanding what Hollywood teaches theologically, how mass media stories shape modern culture, and then how students must analyze their own media consumption and create stories for moral purposes.