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All students must complete core courses while working towards a degree in mass communication.

Students interested in majoring in mass communication must first:

Upon completion of these prerequisites, students will then be required to complete and earn a C or better in:
  • Four skills courses (12 credit hours)
  • Two convergent electives (6 credit hours)
  • Mass Media Law (3 credit hours)
  • Two Cognate courses (6 credit hours)
  • Two practicums
  • Senior Career Development (1 credit hours)
  • Capstone course (3 credit hours)
  • Internship (3 credit hours)
For a detailed outline, including some specific courses in each area, please refer to the Degree Requirements in the Georgia College catalog.

Other Information



  • Any student who receives more than one grade of D or F in any MSCM course will be ineligible to continue in the major, subject to appeal to the program faculty and the department chair. 
  • Students who are found guilty of misconduct at any university level, including but not limited to cheating or plagiarism, will not be allowed to remain in the major. 
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