College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Degree Requirements

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication (JOMC) offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Mass Communication in three concentrations: Mass Media Production, Multimedia Journalism, and Public Relations

Course Requirements

Key to success: Course Sequence
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.

For more details on declaring a minor, please read the

Minor Field of Undergraduate Study Policy..

Course Listing

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. To see a description of courses go here.

For a dynamic schedule of classes expected to be held during the upcoming semester, click here.


Academic Advising

Academic advisors help students, particularly freshmen, transition to life in higher education in general, their university, and the department specifically. The advisors for sophomores and juniors are specialists in their concentrations and ensures they meet the requirements of their respective studies– multimedia journalism, mass media production, and public relations. The advisor for all seniors is currently the Department Chair, Dr. Robbie Morganfield.

For graduating seniors: contact Dr. Sheila Whitley concerning pre-graduation requirements and advising.

All freshmen JOMC students (with 0-29 credits) will seek advising through Tonia Hamilton.

A list of JOMC Academic Advisors is available or stop by Crosby Hall Room 220 or call the JOMC Department Office at 336-334-7900 for more details.

JOMC Student Organizations

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.

JOMC Scholarships

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 following deparment applications can be applied for via an annual link during the Spring semester.

The scholarships are supported through alumni, organizations, and individual philanthropists. They included the following:

  • NBCUniversal
  • Wieden+Kennedy
  • Richard E. Moore
  • Caterpillar Foundation
  • Shirley T. Frye Endowment
  • Henry V. and Ruth Whitehead Foundation
  • National Association of Broadcasters Educational

Student Awards

The department holds an annual spring graduation ceremony to honor and recognize outstanding graduating seniors, including highest GPA, top student in each of the three concentrations and Kappa Tau Alpha.  

Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA)

Kappa Tau Alpha is a college honor society comprised of over 75,000 students, recognizing academic excellence and promoting scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

Membership is by invitation only by the Society’s campus chapter and it is based solely on scholarship and character. Membership is earned by excellence in academic work at the affiliated University. Selection for membership is a mark of the highest distinction and honor, as members must rank in the upper 10 percent of their journalism/mass communications classes (among other students in the same class, i.e. juniors amongst other juniors). Members must have also completed 5 semesters of an eight-semester program and must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 system) in their upper level journalism/mass communication courses (junior/senior). NC A&T is proud to be one of ninety-nine chapters on college campuses. For more information, please contact Kawana Bowman, Admistrative Support Associate, at 336-334-7900.