2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication & Media

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Ignatius Fosu, Chair, Professor
Elizabeth (Betsy) Emmons, Vice Chair, Associate Professor
Ryan W. Galloway, Professor; Executive Director of Debate
Michael J. Janas, Professor
David S. Shipley, Professor
Rhonda G. Parker, Professor
M. Clay Carey, Associate Professor
Danielle Deavours, Assistant Professor
Ashley George, Assistant Professor
Daniel D. Haun, Assistant Professor
Virginia (Nia) Johnson, Assistant Professor
Niya P. Miller, Assistant Professor
Lee E. Quinn, Instructor; Director of Debate
Ana Rodriguez Good, Postdoctoral Instructor

Undergraduate Programs and Requirements

Communication Studies Major (B.A.)  
Journalism and Mass Communication Major (B.A.)  with a required concentration in one of the following:

Broadcast and Electronic Journalism
Print Journalism
Public Relations

Communication Studies Minor  
Sports Media Minor  

Interdisciplinary Minor
Film Production Interdisciplinary Minor  
The Department of Communication and Media offers two majors: communication studies (COMS) and journalism and mass communication (JMC), both leading to a bachelor of arts degree. The department also offers minors in communication studies, sports media, and, in cooperation with the Department of Theatre and Dance, a minor in film production.

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.

Communication studies majors must complete COMS 221 (Interpersonal Communication)  for their major and cannot use it to also satisfy the general education social science requirement for their degree.

JMC majors must take MATH 110 (Contemporary Mathematics)  or higher to fulfill the general education mathematics requirement. JMC majors cannot use JMC 200 (Mass Media and Society)  to satisfy their general education social science requirement.


    MajorMinorInterdisciplinary Minor


      Communication StudiesJournalism & Mass CommunicationJournalism & Mass Communication - Film Production

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