72-Hour Requirement

The Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication is accredited by ACEJMC, The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.  This means we meet high standards regarding our facility, our faculty and our program of study.  Accreditation brings prestige along with some rules and regulations.   

As required per the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), students must complete a minimum of 72 credit hours outside the journalism and mass communication discipline.

The specific courses listed below are considered outside the JMC discipline and can be used toward the 72-hour requirement: 

COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication        
COMM 36505 Communication, Aging and Culture         
COMM 46608 Family Communication
COMM 20001 Interpersonal Communication                   
COMM 40001 Advanced Interpersonal Communication    
VCD 17000 Color: Theory and Application
COMM 21000 Communication Grammar Review                   
COMM 45091 Seminar in Communication Studies            
VCD 20001 Photo Illustration Soph Portfolio Review 
COMM 25464 Argumentation 
COMM 45459 Communication and Conflict                            
VCD 20003 Intermediate Computer-GD/Illustration
COMM 25851 Communication for Teachers                
COMM 45807 High Impact Professional Speaking              
VCD 20009 VCD Soph Portfolio Review
COMM 26000 Criticism of Public Discourse                    
COMM 45865 Organ Comm Training and Develop
VCD 22000 Design/Illustration Techniques I
COMM 35500 Small Group Communication                     
COMM 45957 Language, Meaning and Cognition 
VCD 22001 Design/Illustration Techniques II
COMM 35600 Communication in Small Groups and Teams     
COMM 45959 Nonverbal Communication
VCD 23001 Introduction to Typography           
COMM 35852 Intercultural Communication                    
COMM 45960 Health Communication 
VCD 30008 Junior Portfolio Review: Photo Illus
COMM 35864 Organizational Communication                     
COMM 46507 Everyday Interp Comm and Health
VCD 30009 Junior Portfolio Review: GD/Illustration
COMM 35912 Gender and Communication                     
COMM 46601 Relational Communication
 VCD 43051 Type High Press
COMM 36501 Communication in Health Care                       
COMM 46605 Communication Across the Lifespan

*All transfer coursework with a subject designator of TRAN, KAPS, COMM XXXXX, or VCD XXXXX will not count toward this 72-hour requirement automatically.  Students must meet with their academic advisor for further evaluation regarding application to this requirement.