Samford University Catalog 2017-2018 Academic Year 
    Jul 16, 2018  
Samford University Catalog 2017-2018 Academic Year [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism and Mass Communication

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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


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

Broadcast and Electronic Journalism
Print Journalism
Public Relations


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.

General Education: University Core Curriculum and Distribution Requirements

See General Education Overview  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.



    MajorMinorInterdisciplinary Minor


      Journalism & Mass CommunicationJournalism & Mass Communication - Film Production

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