The Methodist University Communications Department is a unique combination of talents and disciplines that take advantage of the flexible nature of modern communication technology and the benefits of a small private university. At Methodist University classes are small, which allows for a great deal of individual attention. Our lab facilities also operate in an open fashion, which means that students have virtually unlimited access to the technology they need. Our communication students produce numerous projects in their careers at Methodist University and they leave with skills that will serve them well. They are taught to solve problems and to be innovative and original. Their success stories speak for themselves.
What We Offer
The principles of communication never change, but they can be applied in diverse ways. The faculty at Methodist University complement one another in skills and backgrounds. Our professors have worked on movie sets both in front of and behind the camera. They are also skilled in audio production, radio announcing, public speaking, computer graphics, and all aspects of modern computer-based communication. They also have relationships with local media companies and can offer many possibilities for internships and job referrals. Success in any endeavor is never guaranteed, but the more skills one acquires, the better one's ultimate position becomes.
The Course Structure
What do our graduates do? That depends entirely on them. Our program is intended to be flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of paths. We establish a core of general theory classes, but beyond that students may choose from a number of electives. Our students study advertising, video production, web page and multimedia design, graphics and animation, performance for the camera, radio production, print journalism, and much more. We also structure the prerequisites in such a way as to keep all courses open to the student whenever possible.
How do you learn communications technology? By using it. How do you learn to be a communications specialist? By being one. Our students have enormous opportunities for internships. They learn by doing in a variety of supervised environments. Ultimately many of our interns become full-time employees and have numerous opportunities to prove themselves. If one believes in one's self, horizons always expand.
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Requirements for the major in Mass Communications
Mass Communications Core (27 s.h.): COM 1050, 2570, 2800, 3110, 3120, 4700, SOC 3320 or any approved research methods course, and any upper level OCL course.
Choose one of the following concentrations (21 s.h. each):
For a B.A. in Mass Communications
Add 9 s.h. not taken in the General Education Core from any of the following areas: ENG, PHI, PSC, REL, ART, HIS, MUS, THE, or any foreign language course.
For a B.S. in Mass Communications
Add 9 s.h. not taken in the General Education Core from any of the following areas: CSC, PSC, PSY, BUS, ECO, MAT, SCI, or MKT.
Requirements for the minor in Mass Communications
24 s.h.: COM 1050, 2570, 2580, 2800, 3110, 3120, 4700, and any upper level OCL course.