Mass Communication Studies


The Mass Communication Studies minor provides students with an excellent overview of the role media plays in modern society. The topics discussed in Mass Communication courses directly relate to positions in marketing, sales, public relations, and administration in public and government agencies.

About this Program

Department Information

Graduates of the Department of Journalism work in traditional forms of media, emerging platforms, and in corporate roles. Ultimately, the department offers transferrable skills that creates outstanding leaders with successful achievements across all fields.


Email | 352.392.0466



This minor is not open to College of Journalism and Communications majors.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and receive approval of their college’s dean before obtaining Journalism and Communications college approval in 1060 Weimer Hall.

Nine of the required 15 credits must be completed at UF.

Required Courses

Primary courses9
Additional courses6
Total Credits15

Primary Courses | Select 9 credits

ADV 3008Principles of Advertising3
MMC 2604Media, Cultures, and Identity3
PUR 3000Principles of Public Relations3
RTV 3001Introduction to Media Industries and Professions3
RTV 3405Media and Society3
VIC 3001Sight, Sound and Motion3
CJC study abroad course3

Additional Course | Select 6 credits

ADV 3403Branding3
JOU 3002Understanding Audiences3
JOU 3109CMultimedia Writing3
JOU 4004History of Journalism3
MMC 3260Communications on the Internet3
MMC 3420Consumer and Audience Analytics3
MMC 3630Social Media and Society3
MMC 3702Rock 'N Roll and American Society Part 13
MMC 3703Sports Media and Society3
MMC 4200Law of Mass Communication3
MMC 4302World Communication Systems3
PUR 3500Public Relations Research3
PUR 3622Social Media Management3
RTV 3411Race, Gender, Class and the Media3
CJC study abroad course3