Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication & Journalism


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Course Overview

Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) programs in journalism and mass communication are completed by many media professionals. These programs combine classes in journalism, writing and communications. Students must complete both a broad liberal arts education and rigorous writing coursework. Heavy emphasis is typically placed on topics related to media.

A variety of online and hybrid options are available for the programs. Prior to admission, schools may require a high school diploma or equivalent, writing samples and prerequisite college coursework, and proven skills in English and public speaking. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
MCJ 101 Communication Skills 5
MCJ 102 History and Industry of Mass Communication 5
MCJ 103 Reporting and Editing 5
MCJ 104 Print Media and Photo Journalism 5
MCJ 105 General Psychology 5
MCJ 106 Television Production 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credits
MCJ 111 Concepts and Principles of Advertising 5
MCJ 112 Basics of Camera, Lights and Sounds 5
MCJ 113 Concepts and Process of Editing 5
MCJ 114 Principle of Communication 5
MCJ 115 Design and Graphics 5
MCJ 116 State and Politics 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
MCJ 201 Press Laws and Media Ethics 5
MCJ 202 Computer Fundamentals and Applications 5
MCJ 203 Television Journalism and Program Format 5
MCJ 204 History of Broadcasting 5
MCJ 205 Radio Journalism and Program Formats 5
MCJ 206 Development and Communication 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
MCJ 211 Principles and Media Development 5
MCJ 212 Broadcasting Law 5
MCJ 213 Electronic Media 5
MCJ 214 Newspaper Management and Press Laws 5
MCJ 215 Public Relation and Advertisement 5
MCJ 216 Economy and Reforms 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Fifth Semester Courses Credit
MCJ 301 Principles and Methods of Management Event 5
MCJ 302 Organization and Management 5
MCJ 303 Cyber Journalism 5
MCJ 304 Research Methodology for Media 5
MCJ 305 Sociology of Communication 5
MCJ 306 Self Development 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Sixth Semester Courses Credit
MCJ 311 World Media Scenario 5
MCJ 312 Contemporary Media Technology 5
MCJ 313 Journalism 5
MCJ 314 Product Portfolio 5
MCJ 315 Bachelor Thesis 10
TOTAL CREDITS 30

 

Career Opportunities

Because of the breadth of study found in communications degree programs, they can prepare a student for a variety of careers if he or she chooses to enter the workforce after graduation. Here are some job titles available to those with this degree:

  • Digital media artist
  • Public relations associate
  • Journalist
  • Blogger
  • Social media consultant