The Department of Mass Communication prepares students for careers in broadcasting, journalism, public relations, photography, desktop publishing, electronic imaging, and multimedia communication. Students study the communication processes within and among groups, organizations, societies, and cultures. Within its curriculum, the Mass Communication program explores oral performance, broadcast messages, production and programming, advertising management, public relations campaigns, news reporting, and other aspects of mass communication. In addition, students are given the opportunity to gain practical experience through internships. A minor is required for Mass Communication majors.
In lieu of an exit exam, Mass Communication students are required to produce an exit portfolio during their final semester. The portfolio will be reviewed by two professors from the Mass Communication department.