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. Information follows on Degree requirements,  Curriculum Guides for both students majoring and minoring in JOMC, Course listings, Academic Advising, JOMC Student Organizations, JOMC Department Scholarships, 

JOMC Degree 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

JOMC Course Listings

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 the list of classes, current students should login to Aggie Access and select Registration and Look up classes. This information is also available to prospective students and former students applying for readmission to JOMC via the dynamic schedule on the university website of classes expected to be held during the upcoming semester, click here.

JOMC 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 (with 90+ credit hours) is currently the Interim Department Chair, Dr. Yahya Kamalipour.

Important: Dr. Kamalipour continues to work very closely with graduation seniors concerning pre-graduation requirements, advising and graduation clearance. Please set an appointment the semester before you expect to graduate.

All freshmen JOMC students (with 0-29 credit hours) will seek advising through Academic Advisor, Center for Academic Excellence in the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Tonia Hamilton.

A list of JOMC Academic Advisors for Sophomores and Juniors is addressed in Frequently Asked Questions.

JOMC Student Organizations

Student 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. The best part is the way the student organizations complement the classroom work, while providing leadership roles. Many students further develop their skills, their ePortfolios, and their reels to showcase their work. The department has a website dedicated to highlighting the highlights of all JOMC students

JOMC Department Scholarships

Students who have financial need and excel in the Journalism and Mass Communication Department may qualify for scholarships offered in the department. All of the listed scholarships have been condensed into one application. You can apply via an annual link sent in the Spring semester.

The scholarships are supported through alumni, organizations, and individual philanthropists. They have 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
  • Others

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 Faculty advisor Nicole Watson and Administrative Support Associate Kawana Bowman, both can be reached at 336-334-7900.