Department of Communications
  • Broadcasting
  • Communication Studies
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Theater

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General Information

  • Students may choose more than one minor.
  • Students majoring in Communication may choose additional areas other than their concentration(s) in the department as unofficial minors.
  • Students majoring in a different department and choosing a minor in Communication should officially declare the minor through completion of a major change form.
  • All students choosing any minors in Communication should notify Emily Cain at (662) 325-8779 | ecain@comm.msstate.edu.
  • All necessary prerequisites must be completed. Prerequisites are listed in the MSU Bulletin. All necessary prerequisites must be completed. Prerequisites are listed in the MSU Bulletin.
  • A minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses in the minor(s).
  • Substitutions are typically not allowed. The department head or the appropriate departmental committee must approve any substitutions in advance.

Courses of Study

(Choose one course only for items boxed)

Broadcasting (18 Hours)

CO 1403 – Intro. to Mass Media
CO 2333 – Television Production
CO 3313 – News Writing for the Electronic Media
CO 3333 – Advanced Television Production
CO 4313 – Mass Media Law
CO 4403 – Journalism Ethics
CO 1903 – Intro. to Cinema
CO 3713 – Digital Communication

Communication Studies (18 Hours)

CO 1223 – Intro. to Communication Theory
CO 2253 – Fund. of Interpersonal Communication
CO 3833 – Interviewing in Communication
CO 4203 – Nonverbal Communication
CO 4223 – Advanced Communication Theory
CO 4243 – Rhetorical Theory

Journalism (18 Hours)

CO 1403 – Intro. to Mass Media
CO 2413 – Intro. to News Writing and Reporting
CO 2423 – News Editing, Typography, and Makeup
CO 3423 – Feature Writing
CO 3443 – Advanced News Writing and Reporting
CO 4403 – Journalism Ethics

Public Relations (18 Hours)

* Being Revised. If interested, please contact Emily Cain at (662) 325-3779 or ecain@comm.msstate.edu

Theatre (20 Hours)

CO 1503 – Intro. to Theatre
CO 2013 – Voice and Articulation
CO 2503 – Acting
CO 2613 – Intro. to Oral Interpretation
CO 2524 – Stagecraft and Lighting
CO 2544 – Makeup and Costuming
CO 3543 – Improvisation
CO 3563 – Voice and Movement
CO 3/4000 – Upper Division Theatre Elective
CO 4504/6504 – History of the Theatre
CO 4524/6524 - Directing
CO 4533/6533 – Advanced Acting
CO 4573/6573 – Theatre Management
CO 4583/6583 - Playwriting

* Students minoring in PR and Broadcasting should NOT take CO 4813-PR in Organizations and CO 4373-TV Practicum in the same semester.