Undergraduate Admissions

Baccalaureate (4 Year) Majors by College



College of Communications

Advertising & Public Relations (AD PR)

Advertising/Public Relations (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park;  Strategic Communications Option-Start and Finish at World Campus)

This major is designed to provide a balance of theory, research, and practice. The course sequence provides professional skills courses in conjunction with applied theory and critical evaluative courses. Students develop an understanding of the role and effect of advertising and public relations within the business, social, and political arenas. Students develop abilities and skills that prepare them for a wide range of professional opportunities that include media planning and relations, research, and client services. Analytical abilities are equally stressed throughout the curriculum. Critical thinking skills, creative problem solving, and the need to justify decisions are developed. Theory and practice from a wide range of disciplines, including business, behavioral sciences, and applied statistics are used to equip the students to make informed decisions in a dynamic environment.

The three program options include: the Advertising Option, the Public Relations Option, and the Strategic Communications Option (World Campus only).
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Communications (COMM)

This major is for students interested in the College of Communications, but are undecided about which major they would like to select. Beginning studies with an "undecided" major allows students to explore the many different majors offered within this college and learn more about the specific disciplines that are available to them. All first year students are admitted to the College of Communications in pre-major status, and they request entry into a major during their second academic year. Academic advising is available to all students in the College of Communications to help determine which of the available majors they would like to pursue.

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Film and Video (FILM)

Film-Video (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

The Film-Video major is designed to serve students whose primary interest is the art of film and video. It offers an integrated curriculum in which historical, critical, and theoretical studies parallel the teaching of production and aesthetics. The major serves students who wish to pursue careers in film, television, or related industries, as well as students planning to continue work in film and video at the graduate level.
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Journalism (JOURN)

Journalism (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

The primary goal of this major is to educate students for careers as reporters, editors, producers, and photographers with newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and online and in the publications and public information departments of government and industry. Courses in the major are about evenly divided between those emphasizing professional skills and procedures used by journalists and those emphasizing an understanding of journalism and mass communications as they relate to society. Course sequences include print, broadcast, and journalism. Journalism students must choose a minor from outside the College of Communications.
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Media Studies (MEDIA)

Media Studies (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

This major is designed for students who want to pursue an academic rather than professional program of media studies. Students are exposed first to the breadth of approaches to understanding the mass media (e.g., aesthetic, humanistic, social–behavioral, legal policy) and then, by selecting one of five options, go into depth in a specialized area of media studies. All options within the major are closely intertwined with the
liberal arts and sciences. Therefore, students who successfully complete this major must have a strong foundation in the liberal arts and well-developed language and analytical skills.
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Telecommunications (TELCM)

Telecommunications (Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)

The telecommunications program seeks to prepare informed, responsible professionals for leadership roles in the electronic information industries. The program stresses the societal, cultural, and economic impact of electronic media. This major is designed for students interested in all electronic media, including the broadcasting, cable, satellite, Internet, and telephone industries. The Telecommunications curriculum explores the structure and operation of these industries as well as the laws and policies that regulate their use. Graduates go on to careers at local radio and television stations; broadcast, cable, and satellite networks; Internet service providers; wired and wireless telephone companies; and other related industries.
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Associate (2 Year) Degrees