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Ignatius Fosu, Chair, Professor
Elizabeth (Betsy) Emmons, Vice Chair, Associate Professor
David S. Shipley, Professor
M. Clay Carey, Associate Professor
Daniel D. Haun, Assistant Professor
Virginia (Nia) Johnson, Assistant Professor
Idrissa N. Snider, Assistant Professor
John Marc Green, Instructor
Undergraduate Programs and Requirements
Journalism & Mass Communication Major (B.A.) with a required concentration in one of the following:
Broadcast and Electronic Journalism
Sports Media Minor
The department offers a major in journalism and mass communication (JMC), with four possible concentrations, or tracks: advertising, broadcast and electronic journalism, print journalism, and public relations. Students must officially declare a concentration/track. The JMC major leads to a bachelor of arts degree.
The department also offers a minor in sports media and, in cooperation with the Department of Theatre and Dance , a minor in film production.
Admission Requirement to the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Students wanting to declare JMC as an academic major must have at least a 2.50 GPA for admission and a 2.25 GPA to stay in the program. In the absence of a 2.50 Samford GPA, a 2.50 overall GPA will be considered. If the GPA falls below 2.25, the student will have one semester to increase it to reach 2.25. If the GPA does not meet or exceed 2.25 after one semester, the student will have to change majors.
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.
CoursesJournalism & Mass CommunicationJournalism & Mass Communication - Film Production