For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.

Program Location

Carrollton Campus

Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Accreditation

The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Credit and transfer

Total semester hours required: 15

This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

Save money

UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

Details

  • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
  • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
  • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
  • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
  • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
  • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
  • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

General

Students must take 12 hours of 3000-4000 level COMM courses along with the required COMM-1154.

An introductory, yet critical examination of the historical development, and paramount economic, legal/policy, ethical, political, and social effects issues concerned with mass media, i.e., books, newspapers, magazines, recordings, radio, movies, television, the internet, public relations, and advertising. Particular attention given to competition, convergence, and mass media's impact on society, as well as society's impact on mass media.

View Instructors, Syllabi and Other Details

Sonya Barnes

Sonya Barnes

Adjunct Instructor & WUTV General Manager

LeQuinta (Taylor) Bryant

LeQuinta (Taylor) Bryant

Assistant Professor

Hazel Cole

Hazel Cole

Associate Professor & Public Relations Head

Melanie Conrad

Melanie Conrad

Senior Lecturer & Assistant Dean

Nicole Dukes

Nicole Dukes

Adjunct Instructor

Newnan Center Building 1000
Patrick Hadley

Patrick Hadley

Associate Professor & Digital Media & Telecommunication Head

Michael D. Hester

Michael D. Hester

Lecturer / Debate Director & CDO Special Assistant

Shawn Isaacs

Shawn Isaacs

Adjunct Instructor & WOLF Radio General Manager

Anthropology Building G7
Deon Kay

Deon Kay

Associate Professor & Associate Dean

Kyle Lorenzano

Kyle Lorenzano

Assistant Professor

Amy Mendes

Amy Mendes

Lecturer

Soo Jung Moon

Soo Jung Moon

Professor

Christopher Renaud

Christopher Renaud

Associate Professor

John Sewell

John Sewell

Associate Professor, Covergence Journalism Head & The West Georgian Advisor

Andrew Will

Andrew Will

Lecturer

Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams

Assistant Professor

Misty Wilson

Misty Wilson

Senior Lecturer

Callaway Science Building 161
Bradford Yates

Bradford Yates

Professor & Dean

Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate Only), Financial Aid, Fee Payment, Registration, Start/End of Term Dates, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

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