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The Mass Communication option prepares students to think critically about the ways in which mass communication influences society, and helps them become informed, critical consumers of media.
Success in today’s rapidly evolving media industries requires a solid foundation in the liberal arts, a comprehensive training in media theory, and introductory skills in media production as traditional communication channels overlap and converge. Special focus is given to how mediated communication influences our understanding of political and social life, and how we understand our place in a world that has become increasingly smaller.
Mass Communication students graduate with the enduring knowledge and transferrable skills necessary to be successful in the contemporary workplace. This opens the door to a wide variety of employment opportunities.
Graduates find jobs in the private, government, and non-profit sectors. Employers often seek out communication skills and an understanding of how communication messages influence the world around us.
Graduates with this option are particularly well prepared to work as leaders in multiple media industries, thriving in environments that require understanding of how media impact our understanding of the world.
For previous curriculum information, see the Undergraduate Catalog.