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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mass Media

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Department Mass Media
College Arts & Humanities
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BA, BS
Program Description The Department of Mass Media offers bachelor's degrees in:
  • Mass Media
Admission Requirements Admission to the major or minor is gained by receiving permission to register for the department's first core course, MASS 221 (Basic Writing for Mass Media).
Students seeking admission to the major or minor must first complete these courses (or their equivalents) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher:
  • ENG 101 (Composition) and
  • MASS 110 (Introduction to Mass Media).
Students who have attained the 3.0 GPA for the above courses will then be considered for admission to MASS 221, but only after completing the department's diagnostic exam, which is offered at particular dates and times each semester. The exam is a 1 hour long objective test over English grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary.
After all applicants have taken the exam in a given term, faculty choose who will enter the program for the following term by considering each applicant's diagnostic-exam score in conjunction with overall GPA and prerequisite grades.
Other Requirements Mass Media majors are required to take department courses for a letter grade (except for the internship, which is a P/NC course). To qualify for a Mass Media degree, majors must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in all Mass Media courses. In addition, they must earn the 2.0 overall GPA required by the university for graduation.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information

Department of Mass Media
Mavis Richardson
136 Nelson Hall
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6417(V)
Fax: 507-389-5525

College Advising College of Arts & Humanities Advising
Gina Maahs-Zurbey, Student Relations Coordinator
226 Armstrong Hall

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