Mass Communication


We use several types of media to communicate with one another every day.

From newspaper columns and magazine articles to TV and radio spots to advertisements, websites, games, and more, mass communication is all around us—and those areas need qualified people to keep them running successfully.

That’s where a Mass Communication degree comes in.

In our programs, you’ll learn how to work with these media while honing your writing and social media skills.

You’ll also take courses that explore special topics like electronic literature, documentary film-making, and aerial photography.

Our faculty members have both industry and academic experience. They’re dedicated to continuing to learn and diving into projects with student learning in mind.

We’ll challenge you, support your creativity, and give you the tools that you need to succeed.

Welcome to the Mass Communication Department!

Program Choices


Mass Communication offers multiple programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Earn your bachelor’s degree in:

  • Advertising
  • Creative Digital Media
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations

There are also many minor options to choose from that complement our majors and other areas of study.

As of Fall 2022, you can also earn your master’s degree in Strategic Communication, a field that’s becoming increasingly popular and demanded.

No matter which program you choose, a degree in Mass Communication will give you the skills and expertise you need to launch your career.

Career-Ready


We want you to be exceptionally prepared for your chosen field. That’s why we prioritize offering enriching opportunities that will help you after you graduate.

Get experience working with real-world clients in Campaigns—a capstone course for Advertising and Public Relations majors—and during an internship.

Or travel to China through the faculty-led program and learn from the leading global experts of today’s e-commerce and digital marketing communication industries.

You can also join any of our campus clubs to expand your network or write for our student publications to make your portfolio even more impressive for employers.

Hands-On Learning


As a Mass Communication student, you’ll spend the majority of your time in Phelps Hall, which is equipped with a variety of labs and technology.

From a modern TV studio and our on-campus radio station to a photography studio, darkroom, and other high-end workstations, you’ll have plenty of spaces to practice what you learn during lecture.

You can even rent (for free) a wide range of photography and video equipment for class projects year-round.