The Multimedia Communication and Journalism (MMCJ) major converges the disciplines of traditional and new media into a single stream of theory and experiential pedagogy which empowers students and trains them to excel in the print, broadcast, and digital media industries.
The current MMCJ major equips students with the essential tools that enable them to become knowledgeable about contemporary theories and research issues, develop excellent writing skills, gain production and presentation skills, and graduate as critical thinkers, innovators and pioneers in the contemporary and transforming media industry.
The major stresses the essentials of media ethics, news gathering, research, audio and video production, writing for multi-platform delivery, with a particular emphasis on the instantaneous dissemination advantages of social media.
Students graduate fully ready to create content in the different media platforms.
Within the MMCJ major, students choose between two specializations: Communication and Journalism.
Before declaring an MMCJ major, students must complete 24 credits of university coursework, complete RHET 1020 with a grade B or better, complete JRMC 2200 with a grade B or better, and pass an English Proficiency Test with a grade no less than a 75%.
Admission to the MMCJ program is highly competitive and space is limited. Eligible students who meet the above requirements will be ranked and selected based on their cumulative grade point average (GPA).
MMCJ majors are not permitted to have a major in IMC. Students must complete a minimum of 120 credits for the Bachelor of Arts degree in MMCJ, of which no more than 72 credits can be in MMCJ, with another 48 of their total credit hours to be from outside of their major. Of those 48 credits, 3 collateral credits must be in a 300-level course in English and Comparative Literature (ECLT) or HIST 4290 or RHET 3330 or RHET 3340 or PPAD 4111 or PPAD 4113 .
(Collaterals are subjects in supporting disciplines specified by the department of major).
Core Curriculum (40 credits)