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Mass Communications AA Pathway

  • BR
  • DM
    Dale Mabry
  • PC
    Plant City
  • SS
  • YC
    Ybor City
AA.MMC (60 Credit Hours) | Part of the Communications Subject

The mass communications AA pathway degree is perfect for students seeking a Bachelor's degree in mass communications, journalism, advertising, public relations, education or telecommunications. Careers may include writing for various media, broadcasting, corporate communications, serving as governmental agency spokesperson, copywriting and other roles in advertising and public relations, video and audiovisual production and sales, or political lobbying.

This curriculum is from the current college catalog and is meant to provide prospective students an example of courses taken in this degree/certificate.  It is not intended to be used for graduation requirements.

Please note only 60 of these credits are needed for AA degree completion. For each pathway, IDS 2891 is a degree requirement, and for most of the pathways, SLS 1106 is required for first-time-in-college students. CGS 2100 may be able to be tested out for no credit. Consult an academic advisor with questions related to pathways and course planning.


YEAR I – First Semester

†ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
†MMC 2000 Introduction to Mass Communications - 3 cr.
PHI 1100 Elementary Logic - 3 cr.
†SLS 1106 First Year Experience Orientation - 3 cr.
Mathematics CORE General Education - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Second Semester

†AMH 2020 Modern American History
†POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.

†ENC 1102 English Composition II - 3 cr.
JOU 1400L Journalism Lab - 1 cr.
MMC 2100C Writing for Mass Communications - 3 cr.
†STA 2023 Elementary Statistics - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Third Semester

†ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 cr.
†POS 2112 State and Local Government - 3 cr.
PUR 2003 Introduction to Public Relations - 3 cr.
†SPC 1608 Public Speaking - 3 cr.

YEAR II – First Semester

†ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology
†SYG 2000, Introduction to Sociology - 3 cr.

JOU 1400L Journalism Lab - 1 cr.
JOU 2100C Journalistic Writing and Reporting - 3 cr.
Biological Science General Education - 3 - 4 cr.
†Humanities General Education CORE - 3 cr.

YEAR II – Second Semester

†CGS 2100 Computer Information Technology and Literacy - 3 cr.
†IDS 2891 Connections - 1 cr.
ENC 2341C Magazine Writing and Design - 3 cr.
JOU 1949 Journalism Internship - 3 cr.
Physical Science General Education - 3 - 4 cr.

†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method. Online availability may vary by academic term.

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