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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 Major Admission to Major is granted by the department. Contact the department for
application procedures.


Proficiency in English grammar, spelling, composition and keyboarding is essential for admission to the major. A diagnostic test in English usage is required
to determine student’s preparation for the major. The department requires that
students complete with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better these courses (or their
equivalents): ENG 101 and MASS 110. Overall GPA will also be considered
in determining admission status. Students not meeting minimum requirements
may petition the faculty in writing to seek admission.


No student entering the Mass Media program may take courses beyond MASS110,
MASS 112 & MASS 260 unless he/she has met the stated requirements.
seeking entry into the department’s major must present evidence of
their satisfactory fulfillment of these requirements.


In preparation for undertaking a major in Mass Media, students should consider taking these courses (or their equivalents): ECON 100, GEOG 103, ETHN 100, POL 371,
PSYC 101, SOC 150 and SOC 101.


Other Requirements

GPA Policy.  Majors must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in all mass
media coursework, in addition to the 2.0 overall GPA required by the University
for graduation. Refer to the College regarding required advising for students on academic probation.


P/N Grading Policy. Mass Media majors are required to take department courses for a letter grade, except for MASS 498, which must be taken P/N.

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, Student Relations Coordinator
226 Armstrong Hall

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