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  Dec 17, 2017
 
Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism and Mass Communication


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Faculty

Raymond (Bernie) N. Ankney, Chair, Associate Professor
Elizabeth (Betsy) Emmons, Vice Chair, Assistant Professor
Lee. K. Farquhar, Associate Professor
David S. Shipley, Associate Professor
Michael Clay Carey, Assistant Professor
Virginia (Nia) Johnson, Assistant Professor
Richard Allen Rush, Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Programs and Requirements

Major

Journalism & Mass Communication Major (B.A.)  with a Concentration in

Advertising
Broadcast and Electronic Journalism
Print Journalism
Public Relations

Minors

Film Production Interdisciplinary Minor (JMC) 
Sports Media Minor  

The department offers a major in journalism and mass communication, with four possible concentrations, or tracks: advertising, broadcast and electronic journalism, print journalism, and public relations. Students must officially declare a concentration/track, and each leads to a bachelor of arts degree.

Journalism and mass communication (JMC) majors are also required to have a 20-credit minor or cognate. The minor or cognate is determined by the student in consultation with a journalism and mass communication advisor.

The department also offers minors in film production and sports media.

Admission to the Department of JMC

Students who Transfer and/or Change Majors: Must have completed  UCCA 101 (Communication Arts I)  or the equivalent with a grade of C- or better, and must have a Samford GPA of 2.50 or better. If a Samford GPA does not exist, a higher education GPA of 2.50 or better will qualify.

University Core Curriculum and General Education Requirements

See University Core Curriculum & General Education Requirements  in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences introductory pages for a list of required and applicable courses. JMC majors must take MATH 110 (Contemporary Mathematics)  or higher to fulfill the general education mathematics requirement. JMC majors cannot use JMC 200  to satisfy their general education social science requirement.


 

Programs

    MajorMinorInterdisciplinary Minor

    Courses

      Journalism & Mass CommunicationJournalism & Mass Communication - Film Production

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