Communication is how we understand the world around us and interact with each other. Rooted in social science theory and research, communication is vital to our society and our world.
How communication works - or doesn’t - can be studied, evaluated and assessed. Knowing how individuals will react and interact with information can improve how people engage with each other. More broadly, communication can combat misinformation, disinformation and propaganda, as well as systemic inequity and discrimination. As a communication major, you’ll learn to analyze and synthesize information and how it’s presented.
Along the way, you’ll gain knowledge and skills employers everywhere want: communication and critical thinking. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to pursue graduate studies or a career in business, law, policy, corporate communications, marketing, or any number of other fields.
Mass Communication explores how messages are created and distributed across media and the impact of those messages. It also examines how messages work and why through social science research.
Knowing how different groups and communities will react and interact with information can help combat misinformation, disinformation and propaganda, as well as systemic inequity and discrimination.
As a mass communication major, you will learn what makes messages work across different forms of media (including social media, advertising, websites and traditional outlets like newspapers and television). You’ll try your hand at creating messages. You’ll conduct research with expert faculty about why messages work and how they can be improved.
You’ll be prepared for a career in marketing, public or government relations, social media or digital content creation, writing or editing, among many others.
A degree in journalism prepares you to create multimedia content for traditional and new media outlets: television and online news, radio, newspapers and magazines.
You will learn how to track down sources, conduct interviews, and create accurate, ethical reporting alongside award-winning journalists and media professionals. The stories our student journalists tell often win national awards, thanks in part to the incredible hands-on learning opportunities you’ll have in our production studio, newsroom, and the one-on-one attention you’ll receive from your instructors. The journalism program is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, a recognition given to only the best journalism programs in the country.