The Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications offers options in Mulitimedia Production, Multimedia News, and and Public Relations. The Multimedia Production option has two concentrations (broadcast news and broadcast production) and is for those majors pursuing careers in radio, television and public relations. It affords a combination of academic and technical experiences as well as on-the-job training. The Multimedia News option is designed to prepare students to become successful writers, reporters and editors for the print and broadcast media. Required course content focuses on developing writing skills, editing skills, and critical skills while encouraging students to understand the role of the journalist from a culturally and historically informed perspective. The degree program encourages students to develop competencies in a foreign language and to have a strong background in the sciences and liberal arts. Both concentrations also prepare students for matriculation in graduate schools.