The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in Mass Communication.
Required: 30 hours from the areas of Broadcasting (BRCT) and Journalism (JOUR)
Note: The 3rd writing course for this Area of Concentration must be JOUR 2100 or JOUR 2104 (Media Writing Lab and Lecture) and is not to be included in the Area of Concentration.
An allied field of 1-9 hours from the following area may be used as part of the 30 hours in the area of concentration:
* Exceptions regarding transfer hours may be made with approval from the School of Communication
* JOUR 1500 may not be used in the Area of Concentration unless an exception is approved by the School of Communication
Students interested in graduate studies should contact the graduate chair in the School of Communication to make sure necessary classes are taken to enter graduate programs.
National Certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership is available. Requirements may be met through coursework in your core requirement. Please see an advisor for details.
No course from a two-year institution which is also offered as an upper division course at UNO can be used in the area of concentration.
An area of concentration in mass communication includes coursework in both broadcasting and journalism. Students will investigate mass media, from its institutions, history, and laws to the ways in which it impacts our culture. Students are also able to create their own creative broadcasting and/or journalism projects. Mass communication is a versatile major and helps develop skills and understanding useful in a variety of settings. This degree will also provide the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, if desired. Graduates are likely to find careers in television, radio, publishing, writing, news, editing, marketing, advertising, public relations, technical communication, education, and business.