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Journalism and Mass Communication

Bachelor of Arts, Department of Journalism & Mass Communications

Professor Kevin Page works with students at a computer workstation

Department Overview

The major in Journalism and Mass Communications is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in reporting, digital media production, public relations, photography, web design, and advertising. The major is also an excellent preparation for graduate study in communications or journalism.

Students become active decision-makers in producing the student-run publications The Circuit and bccircuit.com (student news), and The Raven (the college yearbook), as part of their practicum experiences. Internships are not required, but are strongly encouraged.

Degree Objectives

The goals of the department are to prepare students for positions in writing, newspaper, magazine, public relations, video production, photography, web design, sales, publicity, media production and advertising.

The major is an excellent preparation for employment in media, or for graduate study in communications or journalism.

Career Opportunities

Careers in the field include news writer, photographer, web designer, video producer, reporter, public relations specialist and many other creative jobs in the media and professional/service communities or business.

Contact

Kevin Page, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Contact by Email
913.360.7390

Cray-Seaberg Hall

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  • Dennis Dunleavy, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Thomas Hoopes
    Adjunct Professor
  • Kevin Page, Ph.D.
    Professor and Department Chair
  • Josh Pound
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Julie Love Smith
    Assistant Professor
  • Michael Throop, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor

Freshmen Year

ENGL-1010English Composition3
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
Foreign Language4
GNST-1000BC Experience1
MCOM-1000Media and Society3
MCOM-1550Digital Media Foundations3
Total17
SOCI-1000Introduction to Sociology3
Foreign Language4
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
MCOM-1610Layout and Design3
MCOM-2000Strategic Communications3
Total16

Sophomore Year

MCOM/JOURElective3
General Education Elective6
MCOM-2610Digital Photography I 4
JOUR-2620News Writing I4
Total17
General Education Elective6
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Elective3
JOUR-3300News Writing II3
EXSCFitness Course1
Total16

Junior Year

General Education Elective3
MCOM/JOURElectives6
Natural World Foundation4
Practicum1–2
JOUR-3350Copy Editing1
Total15-16
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
MCOM/JOURElectives6
Faith Foundation3
General Education Elective3
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
Total16

Senior Year

MCOM-JOURElective3
Faith Foundation3
General Electives6
Practicum1–2
Elective3
Total16–17
MCOM-JOURElectives6–9
General Electives9
MCOM-4090Senior Seminar1
MCOM-COMPSenior Comprehensive Examcr
Total16–19
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