Communications: News Media

Communications: News Media
Hours43 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 150 Students.
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Program Requirements

All students must take a campus writing course before applying for admission to the major. The following writing course fills this requirement and satisfies the GE First-Year Writing requirement: WRTG 150. Note: Students must receive a B grade or better to be eligible to apply for admission to the program.
requirement 1 Complete 3 courses
Note: Students must receive a B grade or better in each course to be eligible to apply to the program.
requirement 2 Complete 1 course
Complete the following: (This course may be taken during the semester in which students apply for admission to the major.)
requirement 3 Complete 1 course
After admission to the major, complete the following:
requirement 8 Complete 1 course
requirement 10 Complete 4.0 hours from the following course(s)
After consulting with an advisor, complete an internship in conjunction with 4 hours of the following: Note: A C- grade or better in the following prerequisite courses must be achieved before the internship experience: Comms 308; Comms 321 or 325.
requirement 11
Complete a minimum of 72 hours in courses outside of the department while meeting BYU's University Core requirements.
Program Outcomes

Effective Communication

Students will be able to communicate effectively with their audiences

Specifically, students will do so by planning and preparing mass communication messages in the appropriate style, using the appropriate research methods and appropriate technologies to best serve audience needs.

Professional Practice

Students will act professionally in their practice

Specifically, students will be able to practice communication within legal boundaries, while exhibiting standards of professional behavior and demonstrating sensitivity to ethical behavior. Students will also be literate in the language of the media industries.

Mass Communication Process

Students will be scholars of the mass communication process

Specifically, students will be able to apply relevant theory to communication practice, understand factors that shape their profession, value freedom of speech in the marketplace of ideas, and think critically about the relationship between mass media and society.

Applying Gospel-Centered Values

Students will be able to apply Gospel-centered values as they contribute to society

Specifically, students will respect diversity and agency in a global society, be able to exercise moral reasoning when faced with ethical dilemmas, and show a commitment to making a difference within their sphere of influence.