The Mass Communication major is divided among an academic core based on principles of inquiry, a set of core electives, and four options. This major prepares students to create, produce, deliver, and understand the effects of mediated messages. To accomplish the major, a student must complete the academic core and one of the options.
For majors in Mass Communication, a minor is required. Students majoring in any Mass Communication option may not simultaneously declare the same Mass Communication option as a minor, nor may students declare the general Mass Communication (MCOM) minor. The 2.5 GPA is required for enrolling in many Mass Communication courses.