The School's curriculum begins with a strong liberal arts base that
expands into cutting-edge journalism and mass communications. The
School's primary focus is on educating students who plan careers
in the various fields of mass communications.
The non-professional portion of the curriculum is divided into seven
areas: English, fine arts, social sciences, behavioral sciences,
analytical reasoning, natural science and a minor. Minors consist
of 18 hours of study in another academic area.
Although students concentrate on completing their liberal arts course
work during their freshman and sophomore years, they take one or
two journalism and mass communications courses per semester. By
junior and senior years, course work is specialized within the School
in one of five programs of study: advertising, public relations,
broadcast journalism, journalism and visual communications.