School of Communication & Media

Welcome to the official website of the School of Communication & Media at Kennesaw State University. If you are new to our community, this site will tell you about our mission, focus and curriculum and guide you to some useful resources to investigate the dynamic field of communication. We offer courses that expose students to the art and science of communication and prepare them to achieve fulfilling careers in media, journalism, public relations, organizational communication and other communication areas. Our courses lead to a Bachelor of Science in Communication or Public Relations.


Effective August 15, 2016, the adjusted GPA requirement in five Area F SOCM courses will be 2.75 or higher to qualify to major in Communication, Public Relations or Journalism and Emerging Media.

Petitioning to Graduate as a Journalism Major

Changes in the Fall 2016 Schedule

  • All Journalism & Emerging Media course can now be found using the “JOUR” prefix rather than the traditional “COM” prefix.
  • Public Relations courses can be found using the “PR” prefix.
  • All other Communication & Media classes can be found under “COM.”
  • Journalism courses include:
    • JOUR 3330 News Reporting and Writing (3 hours)
    • JOUR 3340 Digital Media Production (3 hours)
    • JOUR 4420 Advanced Media Writing (3 hours)
    • JOUR 4470 Media Law (3 hours)
    • JOUR 4488 Multi-media Visions of Community (3 hours) (capstone)
    • JOUR 3360 Photojournalism
    • JOUR 4445 Advanced Audio Production
    • JOUR 4450 Video News Production
    • JOUR 4410 Investigative Reporting
    • JOUR 4300 Topics in Journalism
    • JOUR 4412 Sports Reporting
    • JOUR 3395 Journalism Study Tour
    • JOUR 3310 Concepts in New Media

Undergraduate majors available in the School of Communication & Media in Fall 2016 are:

  • Communication (concentrations in Media & Entertainment Studies and Organizational Communication)
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism & Emerging Media

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