Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 
    May 22, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Media Studies/Journalism

Hegis Code 0605

Communication Arts

The word “communication” derives from the Latin word “communicare,” which means “to share knowledge or to inform by means of speaking and writing.” While our ability to share knowledge and information has expanded due to many technological advances, the Communication Arts faculty remain dedicated to the principle that all communication—no matter how sophisticated its transmission— must be based in thinking, writing, and oral skills.

Mount Saint Mary College offers majors in media studies and public relations. Media studies majors choose a concentration in either journalism or production.

Media Studies Major/Journalism Concentration

The media studies major with a concentration in journalism is designed to prepare students for graduate study and positions in the various media professions, such as journalism, publishing, radio, television, digital media and other electronic communications. Emphasis is on writing for print and broadcast media. Prerequisite to this major is the successful completion of ENG 1010  and ENG 1020  or their equivalents. Students may then pursue a minimum of 39 (maximum of 40) credits in the field.


Liberal Arts General Education Course Requirements

  • Arts and Letters (12)
  • Natural Sciences/Mathematics (9)
  • Philosophy/Religious Studies (9)
  • Social Sciences (9)

Total Required: (39)

Liberal Arts General Education (39)

  • Major in Media Studies (Journalism or Production Concentration) (39)
  • Liberal Arts General Electives (42)

Total Credit Requirement for Graduation: (120)

Major Course Requirements for Media Studies/Journalism Concentration

Required credits: (39)


* C or better to continue in the major
** Prerequisite: CMA 2020  (Mass Media and Communication).
† Prerequisite of MTH 2070  (Elementary Statistics) is strongly advised