Communication Studies - Missouri Baptist University

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Program Level
  • Bachelor's
Degrees Offered

BA in Communication Studies
BS in Communication Studies

Format
  • Traditional
Department
  • College of Arts & Humanities
  • School of Communications
Communication Studies Program Overview

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.

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Communication Studies 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

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

Broadcast Media Minor

BROADCAST MEDIA MINOR: 21 hours

COEN 223 Basic Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMM 263 Introduction to Audio and Video Production
COMU 323 Principles of Sound
COMT 353 Convergent Media
COMT 363 Video Production Techniques
COMT 483A Studio Production I
COMT 483B Studio Production II

Journalism Minor

JOURNALISM MINOR: 21 hours
COEN 223 Basic Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMM 223 Introduction to Mass Media (MOTR SBSC 100)
COMM 263 Introduction to Audio and Video Production
COEN 323 Advanced Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMT 353 Convergent Media
COMM 483 Media Law and Ethics
3 hours upper division communications elective

Sports Journalism Minor

SPORTS JOURNALISM MINOR: 24 hours

Communications Courses:
COEN 223 Basic Reporting and Writing for Journalism
COMM 263 Introduction to Audio and Video Production
COMT 363 Video Production Techniques
COMR 383 Media Technologies
COMT 413 Broadcast Techniques

Sport Management Courses:
SMGT 113 Introduction to Sport Management
SMGT 263 Communication in Sport

Internship:
COMS 473 Internship in Sports Journalism
OR
SMGT 476 Sport Management Internship

Public Relations Minor

PUBLIC RELATIONS MINOR: 20 hours
COMR 373 Principles of Public Relations
COMM 412 Media Interviewing Theory and Technique
COMR 423 Public Relations Writing
COMR 433 Crisis Communications
COMR 443 Strategic Internal Communications
COMR 453 Church Public Relations
COMM 483 Media Law and Ethics

Possible Careers

  • 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

Sample Four-Year Plan