Communications Major, BA

Campus: Westchester


Prepares students for a variety of careers such as law, mass communications, video production, advertising, and public relations and also offers students a great deal of flexibility to design a course of study according to their interests.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major Requirements 42
Open Electives 31-42
Total Credits 128

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

University Core
Complete University Core Requirements44-55
Total Credits44-55

Major Requirements (42 Credits)

Students who wish to complete a minor in Journalism or Public Relations must fulfill minor requirements under Open Electives.  Overlap with major is not permitted.  Students must complete MCA 393 Intern Program I as a major requirement. Majors may complete up to an additional 3 credits of MCA 393 Intern Program I as Open Electives. 

Required Major Courses
MCA 226Writing for the Electronic Media3
MCA 227Writing for the Print Media3
MCA 393Intern Program I3
Select one of the following:3
JRN 499
Public Relations Campaigns
Seminar
Writing Courses
Select two of the following:6-7
JRN 203
Writing Public Relations Copy
Creative Writing for Broadcast Media
Writing for Advertising
Screenwriting
Required Major Electives
Select eight courses in MCA and JRN 124
Total Credits42-43

Open Electives (31-42 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 31-42 credits 131-42
Total Credits31-42