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Division of Continuing Studies

Media Communication

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in Media Communication.

Required: 30 hours from the areas of Broadcasting (BRCT) and Journalism (JOUR) with at least 9 hours upper division from UNO

  • JOUR 1500 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • JOUR 2200 Media Storytelling I
  • The 3rd writing course for this Area of Concentration must be JOUR 2100 and JOUR 2104 (Media Writing Lab and Lecture) and is not to be included in the Area of Concentration


  • JOUR 3620 Principles of Creative Advertising
  • JOUR 3230 Principles of Public Relations
  • BRCT 2320 Television Production I
  • JOUR 3110 Photography
  • JOUR 4920 Media Literacy
  • BRCT 4350 Mass Communication Research
  • SPCH 4190 Computer Mediated Communication (if using SPCH as an allied field)

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:

  • Speech Communication (SPCH)

*Exceptions regarding transfer hours may be made with approval from the School of Communication

Additional information:
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.

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.

Career Information:
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.

For more career information, check out College Board - Mass Communications or UNO Career Center.

Revised 05/13