Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Community Media

This interdisciplinary communications degree program consists of three concentrations – Print and Web Community Journalism, Photojournalism, and Public Relations – sharing a common core of eight courses. It is designed to prepare students for careers in media communications, journalism, and photojournalism in both print and web-based media.

Learning Outcomes for Communication and Community Media Majors

  1. Students will understand and apply best practices in community journalism, public relations, and photojournalism.
  2. Students will understand and apply ethical principles to their communications work.
  3. Students will gain competency in a variety of media platforms applicable to both print and web.
  4. Students will achieve proficiency in journalistic processes, including interviewing techniques, research, story structure, AP style, and writing concisely, clearly and accurately,
  5. Students will understand the strengths and limitations of social media and apply that knowledge professionally.
  6. Students will learn to work under the pressure of constant deadlines.
  7. Students will understand current mass media theories as they apply to their concentration.