Communications Studies

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The Communications program at Missouri Baptist University builds a strong foundation in understanding the important aspects of the broad field of communications. After taking introductory survey courses, students have the opportunity to pursue personalized study in one of three majors. These majors are designed to recognize competence as well as help students identify and build individual strengths and interests.

  • News anchor/reporter
  • Television or radio personality
  • Sports broadcaster
  • Television producer
  • Radio producer
  • Camera operator
  • Video editor
  • Videographer
  • Production manager
  • Documentary producer or director
  • Music video producer
  • Film director
  • Audio engineer
  • Lighting specialist
  • Scriptwriter

A student majoring in Communications must complete 49 semester hours as described below. The curriculum consists of the Communications Core plus a Communications major.

COMMUNICATIONS CORE: 21 hours
The Communications Core, required of all communications majors, focuses on a broad knowledge base, introducing widely divergent areas of the field of communications. In addition, the Communications Core serves as an introduction to the Communications majors.

COEN 223 Basic Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMM 203 Understanding Human Communication
COMM 223 Intro to Mass Media
COMM 263 Introduction to Audio and Video Communications
COMR 383 Media Technologies
COMM 412 Media Interviewing  Theory and Techniques
COMM 461 Senior Communications Seminar
COMM 483 Media Law and Ethics

COMMUNICATIONS STUDIES MAJOR: 30 hours
COMM 333 Small Group Communication
COMR 373 Principles of Public Relations
COMM 473 Communications Studies Internship
COEN 323 Advanced Reporting and Writing for Journalism
OR
COMT 353 Convergent Media

Upper Division Elective Communications Courses: 18 hours

COMMUNICATION STUDIES MINOR: 21 hours

COEN 223 Basic Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMM 223 Introduction to Mass Media
COMM 263 Introduction to Audio and Video Communications
COMM 313 Applied Public Speaking
COMR 373 Principles of Public Relations
COMR 383 Media Technologies
COMM 483 Media Law and Ethics