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The course profiles below can help you evaluate courses and make decisions based on the courses required for your major. Course profiles provide more in-depth information about courses, expectations, and workload to give you a realistic understanding about what you will experience in the course.

Course profiles are designed to help students, faculty, prospective students, alumni, and employers better understand the content of the courses in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication and how courses fit together and build upon each other to create an outstanding education for our students.

Professional Journalism Track

The professional journalism track prepares students for careers such as news reporting, writing, editing, producing, and photojournalism in new and emerging media.

View course profiles for the professional journalism track.

Professional Strategic Communication Track

The professional strategic communication track prepares students for careers in the fields of advertising and public relations.

View course profiles for the professional strategic communication track

Mass Communication Track

The mass communication track is for students with an interest in the economic, political, legal, and social aspects of mass communication. Students may develop a program emphasis in areas such as history, law, media effects, media industry studies, international communication, or other aspects of mass communication studies represented in the school. Students in this track generally enjoy reading and research, and may be interested in attending graduate or professional school or pursuing research as a career.

The majority of classes for this track are context courses (see below).

Context Courses

Specific numbers of context courses are required for students pursuing any of the three major program tracks. For students pursuing the Mass Communication Minor, four context courses are required. Many of the context courses are also open to students outside the major or minor. View context course profiles