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Black Hills State University

 

 
   
    Aug 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Mass Communications Major B.BS.MCOM


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The Department of Mass Communication prepares students for careers in broadcasting, journalism, public relations, photography, desktop publishing, electronic imaging, and multimedia communication. Students study the communication processes within and among groups, organizations, societies, and cultures. Within its curriculum, the Mass Communication program explores oral performance, broadcast messages, production and programming, advertising management, public relations campaigns, news reporting, and other aspects of mass communication. In addition, students are given the opportunity to gain practical experience through internships. A minor is required for Mass Communication majors.


In lieu of an exit exam, Mass Communication students are required to produce an exit portfolio during their final semester. The portfolio will be reviewed by two professors from the Mass Communication department.

Take one emphasis


Take one area of emphasis, plus the Social Science Reciprocity and Humanities Reciprocity.

Social Science Reciprocity - 3 credits


Take one course from the following prefixes. Your choice may not be used to satisfy a General Education or Major requirement, and must be from outside your major discipline: AIS/LAKL, ANTH, GEOG, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOC, SPCM.

Humanities Reciprocity - 3 credits


Take one course from the following prefixes. Your choice may not be used to satisfy a General Education or Major requirement, and must be from outside your major discipline: ART, ARTH, ENGL, FREN, GER, HUM, MCOM, PHIL, RUSS, SPAN, THEA.

System Gen Ed Requirements (SGRs) - 30 semester hours


  • ENGL 101
  • ENGL 201
  • SPCM - Gen Ed - Speech (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics (1 class) - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science (2 classes from different subjects) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Arts & Humanities (2 classes from different subjects or a foreign language sequence) - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Sciences & Lab (2 classes/corresponding labs) - 6-8 semester hours

Minor and Electives required


A minor is required with this major plus electives to total 120 hours, of which 36 hours must be 300-400 level courses.

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