Mass Communication Pathway

The Associate of Arts/Science

Contact Information

Abby Lackey
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50779

Kim Warren-Cox
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50243

Program and Career Description

The Associate of Arts/Science in Mass Communication is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of the bachelor's degree in a community college setting. Our students have the opportunity to work closely with communication faculty. Careers in the field of communication typically require a bachelor's degree or higher. Students who wish to pursue a career in electronic or print journalism; the television or film industry; public relations or advertising; or theatre should consider this degree.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required) 
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)  
ART 2000 Art History Survey I
ART 2020 Art History Survey II
ART 1035 Intro to Art
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2055 African-American Literature
ENGL 2110 Early American Literature
ENGL 2120 Modern American Literature
ENGL 2210 Early British Literature
ENGL 2220 Modern British Literature
ENGL 2310 Early World Literature
ENGL 2320 Modern World Literature
HUM 1010 Early Humanities
HUM 1020 Modern Humanities
MUS 1030 Introduction to Music
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Choose TWO Social and Behavioral Science Courses 
ECON 2100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2025 State and Local Government
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses 
HIST 2310 Early World History
HIST 2320 Modern World History
HIST 2010 Early United States History
HIST 2020 Modern United States History

Choose TWO Natural Science Courses 
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II
BIOL 1510 Environmental Science I
BIOL 1520 Environmental Science II
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II
PSCI 1010 Principles of Physical Science
PSCI 1020 Principles of Earth/Space

Choose ONE Mathematics Course 
MATH 1010 Math for General Studies
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics
MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1710 Precalculus Algebra
MATH 1720 Precalculus Trigonometry
MATH 1830 Applied Calculus MATH 1910 Calculus I

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.A.
COMM 1010 Intro to Mass Communication
COMM 1020 Media Writing
Two (2) Mass Communication electives*
SPAN 1010 and 1020 Spanish I and II or FREN 1010 and 1020 French I and II
COL 1030 College to Career Navigation

Area of Emphasis Requirements for A.S.
COMM 1010 Intro to Mass Communication
COMM 1020 Media Writing
COL 1030 College to Career Navigation
Two (2) Mass Communication electives*

COM 210 Voice and Diction
COM 251 Special Topics in Communication
COM 2012 Communication for Healthcare Professionals
COMM 1030 Intro to Electronic Media
COMM 1851 Intro to Film (if not used as a Humanities course)
COM 214 Oral Interpretation
COMM 2090 Interpersonal Communication

Four (4) hours of general electives (not Mass Communication)

*Practicum courses are excluded as acceptable electives.

The Associate of Arts/Science: Mass Communication requires 60 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and co-requisites.