JOMC Major Concentrations
The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Mass Communication in three new concentrations, instituted in the Fall of 2012. They are Mass Media Production; Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations:
Find details below on what the course requirements and details are for each new and old concentration.New Curriculum Guide (After Fall 2012)
Old Curriculum Guide (Before Fall 2012)
In the department, students have to take courses in their proper sequence. Some courses are pre-requisites for others. For example, students should complete the Practicum first, the Seminar second, and the Internship third to fulfill graduation requirements from the department. For details on the sequencing of courses required for graduation, go to the Career and Internships page.
The department offers courses that meet both the needs of its majors and the needs of other students who seek a general introduction to ideas in journalism and mass communication. For information on these courses, go to the University's Course Catalog.
Academic advisors for freshmen help them in the transition to life in higher education in general, North Carolina A&T State University in particular, and the Department specifically. The advisors for sophomores and juniors are specialists in their concentrations and guide them in meeting the requirements of these concentrations – broadcast production, electronic media and journalism, media management, print journalism, public relations. The advisor for seniors is a faculty member who specializes in pre-graduation advising. A list of JOMC Academic Advisors is available in Crosby Hall Room 220 or call the Main Office at 336-334-7900 for complete details.
Organizations in the department help students make the best of their education, make use of opportunities for advancement, prepare for entry into the world outside the classroom, and apply their education in their field. They include:
- Media Network
- National Association of Black Journalists
- Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
- Kappa Tau Alpha (national journalism honor society)
Students who have financial need and excel in the Journalism and Mass Communication Department may qualify for scholarships offered by or through the department. The scholarships receive funds from alumni, organizations, and individual philanthropists. The supporters have included the following:
- Richard E. Moore
- Caterpillar Foundation
- Shirley T. Frye Endowment
- Henry V. and Ruth Whitehead Foundation
- National Association of Broadcasters Educational
Journalism and Mass Communication major
Grade Point Average varies from 2.5 to 3.0
Classification - Sophomore, Junior or Senior
When the scholarship application process is announced, students should pick up applications from the JOMC Department, Crosby Hall 220 and submit the following:
(1) A completed application
(2) A 250-word essay describing your need, scholarship, leadership & community service;
(3) One letter of recommendation; and
(4) An unofficial A&T transcript.
You may also want to try the Financial Aid Office 334-7973, the Treasurer’s Office 334-7721 and the Chancellor’s Office 334-7965 for additional funding.
JOMC Core-Related (Exit) Exam
Students may review the questions the department uses in constructing the Core-Related (Exit) Examination. They come from the four core courses: JOMC 220, Newswriting; JOMC 240, Media History; JOMC 245, Technological Information Sources; and JOMC 493, Communication Law and Ethics.