Mass Communication

Major(s): 
BA in Mass Communication—Multi-Platform Track
BA in Mass Communication—Journalism Track
Minor(s): 
Mass Communication
Overview

Rapid advances in technology have opened global opportunities for communicating. The pervasiveness of mass media in our culture underscores the importance for individuals who understand the roles and responsibilities of media.

The mass communication major offers a broad range of course work in media theory and practice. Students learn to research, write, analyze, and present content effectively through various channels of communication. Classes are offered in video, photography, graphic design, web design, journalism, public relations, public speaking, and radio broadcasting. In addition, all majors gain work experience through an internship.

What our majors do during college
  • Develop and broadcast a wide range of Internet radio programs using state-of-the-art recording equipment in the newly renovated studio
  • Intern at organizations such as Fig Media in Chicago, Saddle Ranch Productions in Hollywood, and radio station WEBE in Westport, Connecticut
  • Study abroad in places such as Japan, Austria, Europe, Australia, and China
  • Produce The Pilot, a student-run magazine
  • Produce videos and other media presentations
  • Hear from curent Christian Science Monitor writers and editors every year at Monitor Night Live

 

“In the Mass Communication department we’re trying to bridge the divide between liberal arts and professional skill-building. We offer theory and principle and then follow up with an array of hands-on practicums. One aspect of true understanding is the ability to apply what you have learned. In the Mass Communication department we want thinkers and doers.”