Mass Communication Programs
WSU’s Mass Communication Department offers 3 majors and 5 minors. We also offer a master’s degree in Strategic Communication.
Our programs provide students with the experience they need to communicate in mass markets using an array of media: newspaper, magazine, TV, radio, Internet, photography and more.
We also prepare students to take advantage of future careers that may not even exist yet in the communication world.
Advertising and Public Relations majors complete Campaigns, a capstone course that simulates what it’s like to work as a real-world agency on a strategic communication campaign for their products and services. You’ll get hands-on experience collaborating with a client before you graduate, giving you an edge on the competition in the job market.
Catch anyone’s attention with engaging messages and fresh advertisement designs for a variety of products and platforms.
The Advertising major prepares you for a career at an advertising or specialty agency, boutique, or corporate marketing department.
Become an advanced storyteller and message mediator using a wide range of physical and digital media.
The Creative Digital Media major teaches you everything you need to excel in a career in digital media, like TV or radio.
Raise awareness of a company’s brand, build relationships and trust between influencers and customers, and manage crisis communications.
The Public Relations major sets you up for success to work as an information officer, event planner, publicist and more.
The minors in Mass Communication all have a different focus area.
The Advertising minor consists of 21 credits and is for students who want to learn the basics of advertising.
The Creative Digital Media minor consists of 21 credits and allows students to create messages and stories and deliver them with a variety of media.
The Public Relations minor consists of 21 credits and is for students who are interested in learning how to build a company’s awareness through their branding and communications.
The Photography minor consists of 18 credits and allows students to study various photographic practices.
Students will also gain strong visual literacy and technical photography skills, identify their unique creative voice, learn the broad range of professional applications of photography within the fields of Art and Design and Mass Communication.
The Mass Communication minor consists of 21 credits and is for students who want an overview of Mass Communication—the art of communicating in mass markets using several kinds of media.
The Mass Communication Department is happy to offer students the Strategic Communication graduate program.
Through this program, you can earn your master’s degree completely online in as little as 2 years. Learn how to be a responsible, equity-minded communicator and advance your career.
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