Department of Communication

The Department of Communication offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Strategic Communication and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Journalism and Media Production.

The mission of the Communication program is to support Cameron University’s mission of offering educational opportunities for a diverse student body. The programs strive to develop students’ intellectual capacities, prepares students for entry into graduate school and communication-related professions, and play a role in general education.

The Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication attempts to balance theory and performance-based skills in two areas of concentration.  As the two areas demonstrate, the disciplinary perspective of the Communication program tends to be centered in all areas of oral and mass communication.  Major activities of the department include: AggieCentral.com (convergence journalism campus news website), Broadcast contests, CUTV, High School Speech Demonstration Day, KCCU, Public Relations contests, Speech and Debate Team, Summer Speech-Debate Camp for high school students, and The Cameron Collegian (weekly campus newspaper). Five student organizations in the department are: Broadcast Club, Lambda Pi Eta, Pi Kappa Delta, Public Relations Student Society, and Society for Professional Journalism.  (See Communication Department's web pages http://www.cameron.edu/communication.)


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
MAJOR IN JOURNALISM AND MEDIA PRODUCTION (141)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS
I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 44

II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Core Courses (22 hours)

All Journalism and Media Production majors are required to keep a portfolio of their work. (See advisor for details.) 

JRMP 1113, JRMP 1213, JRMP 1313, JRMP 2333, JRMP 2513, JRMP 3613, JRMP 3811-2 (3 hours), COMM 4901

B. JRMP Elective Courses (18 hours)

Choose from any combination of COMM, JRMP, or PBRL courses

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IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Students may choose another area of concentration for a minor or may choose a minor in another discipline.

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V. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
MAJOR IN STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION (140)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS
I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 44

II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

1-3

III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

All Strategic Communication majors are required to keep a portfolio of their work. (See advisor for details.) 

A. Required Core Courses (22 hours)

COMM 2213, COMM 2393, COMM 2593, PBRL 2113, COMM 4673, COMM 4901, JRMP 1113, JRMP 3613, PBRL 2113

B. Options (18 hours)

Majors must choose one or more of the following concentrations: Communication Studies or Public Relations

Communication Studies 

COMM 2313, COMM 3633, COMM 4313, and Nine (9) hours chosen from any COMM, JRMP, or PBRL course

Public Relations 

JRMP 1213, JRMP 1313, JRMP 2513, PBRL 3213, PBRL 3323, PBRL 4823

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IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS

Students may choose another area of concentration for a minor or may choose a minor in another discipline.

18
V. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.