Sioux City, Iowa –In an update designed to shape the future communicators of tomorrow, the School of Arts and Sciences is thrilled to announce a revision of two communication majors to take effect in fall 2024. A Bachelor of Arts in Communication (a revision to the previous mass comm major) and Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Communication (new) will now be offered to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need for the evolving needs of the digital landscape and the media industry.

With the rapidly evolving nature of the industry, faculty collaborated with industry partners to use this opportunity to revise the course offerings and ensure students are offered an unparalleled learning experience.

Dr. Leslie Werden, head of the humanities department and professor of English and rhetoric, shared, “Students in the communication program will have multiple opportunities to practice skills easily transferable to multiple professions, like video and webcasting, audio production and podcasting, and more. Also, those interested will be able to take on management roles to run campus media: radio, TV/webcasting, newspaper, and more.”

The choice of the two degree programs offers students flexibility that ensures regardless of their interest, there is a path that aligns with their aspirations. Key highlights of the revamped program include:

Early Experiential Learning Opportunities: From DJing on KMSC Radio, writing for the Collegian Reporter, to creating content for MCTV webcasts, students will engage in hands-on learning from their initial semesters.

• Internships and Externships: Tailor work experiences with local businesses designed to enrich learning and professional growth in both short and full-time capacities.

• Campus Media Management Roles: Cultivating leadership skills, students will have the opportunity to manage and collaborate on campus media platforms, making critical content decisions across news, stories, sports, and music.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Chris Spicer stated, “This comprehensive revision signifies our commitment to preparing students for the dynamic challenges and opportunities of the communication field. Graduates of this program will not only possess advanced capabilities in various media formats but will also emerge as sought-after candidates, ready to innovate and lead in their chosen professions.”

There is still time to visit, apply, and enroll for the fall semester. Contact the Morningside University Admissions Department to schedule a visit or get more information. You can also find more information on the Communication and Multimedia Communication majors here.