Mass Communication


Program Information

Career Community: Arts & Humanities
Degree Type: A.S. TTP
Program Location: Main Campus

What is Mass Communication Emphasis: General Transfer?


The Mass Communication emphasis is designed to prepare students for transfer to a bachelor’s degree granting institution. This program prepares students for more advanced study in a pathway through which students can pursue careers in advertising, reporting, television production, radio broadcasting, and public relations.

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Program Outcomes

All students who complete a degree designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be able to do the following:

  • Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  • Evaluate the significance of humanity’s cultural heritage and diversity and its development in a historical and/or global context through critical and analytical methodologies.
  • Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or public importance.
  • Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  • Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.
  • In addition, students who complete the Mass Communication emphasis will understand the basic factors affecting mass communication and mass media.

What Are My Options to Pay for This Degree?

Apply for financial aid at A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

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Classes You Might Take

Mass Communication A.S. TTP

  • COMM 1010 – Introduction to Mass Communication (3 credits)
  • ENGL 1010 – English Composition I (3 credits)
  • GEN 1010 – First Year Seminar (3 credits)
  • History Sequence – (3 credits)
  • Mathematics Elective – (3 credits)
  • COMM 2025 – Fundamentals of Communication (3 credits)
  • ENGL 1020 – English Composition II (3 credits)
  • History Sequence – (3 credits)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (PHIL 1040): (3 credits)
  • COMM 1020 – Writing for the Mass Media (3 credits)
  • COMM 2130 – Introduction to Public Relations (3 credits)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts (Art or Mus) – (3 credits)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts (Literature) – (3 credits)
  • Natural Science (BIOL or ASTR) – (4 credits)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (PSYC or SOCI) – (3 credits)
  • General Elective (outside Mass Communication) – (1 credit)
  • MUS 2240 – Audio for Media (3 credits)
  • COMM 2110 – Advertising (3 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (BIOL or ASTR) – (4 credits)
  • Social / Behavioral Sciences (PSYC or SOCI) – (3 credits)

Contact Cleveland State about Arts & Humanities

Dr. Ryan Thompson, Dean of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Talk to Us: (423) 478-6229