About the Program

The Department of Mass Communications provides the practical, theoretical, and ethical skills necessary for students to compete and lead in a diverse and highly technological society. The Department delivers quality education through an exciting curriculum that focuses on hands-on preparation and teaches students how to be critical thinkers who are competent in speaking, writing, editing, and communicating information in a digital environment.


In  accordance  with  recommendations by the Accrediting  Council  on  Education  in  Journalism  and  Mass Communications (ACEJMC), the following objectives have been adopted. Graduates of this program will:  

1. Understand and apply the principles and laws of freedom of speech and press in the United States and around the world. 

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the history and role of professionals and institutions in shaping communications. 

3. Demonstrate an understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and, as appropriate, other forms of diversity in domestic society in relation to mass communications. 

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of peoples and cultures and of the significance and impact of mass communications in a global society. 

5. Understand concepts and apply theories in the use and presentation of images and information. Demonstrate an understanding of professional, ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness, and diversity. 

6. Think critically, creatively, and independently. 

7. Conduct  research  and  evaluate  information  by  methods  appropriate  to  the  communications professions in which they work. 

8. Write  correctly  and  clearly  in  forms  and  styles  appropriate  for  the  communications  professions, audiences, and purposes they serve. 

9. Critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style, and grammatical correctness. 

10. Apply basic numerical and statistical concepts. 

11. Apply tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work. 

Future Job Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications provides a hands‐on educational experience that prepares students for a professional career in newspapers, magazines, film, radio, television, or multimedia journalism. The student majoring in Mass Communications may become a speechwriter, television or radio reporter, a newspaper columnist, community affairs liaison, an advertising agency account executive, a media marketing specialist, a communication  consultant, a sports information specialist,  or a public relations executive. Graduates  are also qualified to pursue graduate study.