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College of Information and Communications

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Mass Communications

Know you want a career in communications but aren't sure which part? That's OK. We'll help you identify your strengths and focus your interests. You'll gain broad insight into the communications industry and learn to recognize and analyze the media’s role in our society. You'll graduate with a deep intellectual understanding of the elements at work in the media today, and you'll be well rounded and media literate.


You'll be prepared to work in a variety of mass media and communication fields or head to graduate or law school. Our alumni do all of this and more, demonstrating the depth of our program in the classroom and on the job.

Capstone Experience

You'll cap off your studies by taking two high-level courses in media ethics and criticism, honing your critical-thinking skills and ability to analyze situations independently.


You'll have the opportunity to land internships in all communications fields, building on the broad range of classes you can choose from. Recent experiences include students working at daily newspapers and broadcast TV stations. And these are just some of the many opportunities for our students.


You'll learn the basics of the communication industry, and you'll have the ability to choose from classes in all other journalism fields, including print, broadcast, advertising, public relations and visual communications. Learn more about the classes you will take as a mass communications student in the university's academic bulletin.

Advanced Study

You can use your mass communication major as a solid foundation for graduate study.  Further  a deeper understanding for the application of communication techniques with graduate-level courses through our accelerated master's plan


Students learn from seasoned pros and engaging faculty, as well as a long list of outside experts who help guide students to success. Meet the mass communications faculty 

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