United Arab Emirates University
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
The Department of Mass Communication at UAEU is one of the largest academic units within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in terms of enrollments. The department offers a professionally-oriented program that is committed to producing highly competent graduates who possess the requisite skills to become successful professionals in an increasingly complex media industry, and who are steeped in a broad-based knowledge of society that is acquired through a rich and diverse liberal arts education. The department is further committed to challenging students to become socially responsible citizens whose professional careers are defined by observation of personal and professional ethics derived from society's ideal moral order. The approximately 240 majors in the department pursue courses of study in three of the most common tracks within mass communication programs anywhere - journalism, television broadcasting , and public relations. Students in the program use modern facilities including a state-of-the-art TV studio and two high-tech media creativity labs to enhance their professional skills in broadcasting, video production, and digital editing and layout design. In 2010, the Department developed three proposals for academic minors that were approved at the end of spring 2010 by the university-wide curriculum committee. The three minors are in Leadership & Communication, Journalism, and TV Studies. The minors are available to students in any other discipline at UAEU except mass communication.