Journalism and Mass Communication January Orientation Program

Orientation Information

  • First-year students attend a one-day orientation program on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.  Students will need to plan to attend the entire day starting with check-in at 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in order to complete their orientation requirements and successfully register for classes.
  • Transfer students attend a one-day orientation program on Thursday, January 9, 2014.  Students generally complete their orientation requirements by 5:00 p.m..

Course Registration Information

  • Transfer students will register for classes on their own after meeting with an academic advisor at orientation.
  • First-year students will register for classes at orientation.
  • Additional information about course registration can be found at the Office of the Registrar website.

About the Journalism & Mass Communication Program

Journalism and Mass Communication offers five majors: advertising, broadcast news, broadcast production, news-editorial, and media studies.  We offer a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with an additional field of study required outside of Journalism.  (Some popular fields of study include political science, creative writing and sociology.)

Differences between Journalism & Mass Communication and Communication

The Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a major in communication. The major leads to the bachelor of arts (BA) degree. Courses offered within the major include interaction skills, public speaking, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, argumentation, rhetorical theory, communication theory, and communication and society, among many others.