Why Mass Communication?
- 1A degree in Mass Communication will open multiple career paths for you. For example, many Mass Communication majors pursue positions in management, marketing, public relations, banking, teaching, and the entertainment industry, to name a few.
- 2Communication skills are the number one attribute employers look for in an employee. As a Mass Communication student, you will learn how to communicate with large groups of people who have different backgrounds through both digital media and text.
- 3Journalism and digital media are among the most important and reliable forms of communication in the 21st century. Through research, writing, and broadcasting, those who work in the field of Mass Communication are responsible for keeping the world informed.
Why Study Mass Communication at Saint Joseph's College?
When studying Mass Communication at SJC, you will acquire audio and video production skills and explore many topics, such as media sales, broadcast management, ethics in media, and broadcast journalism. In addition to contributing to a solid liberal arts education, the major provides abilities crucial to personal and professional success.
SJC’s Department of Communication offers students multiple opportunities for hands-on experience. For example, many of our Mass Communication students gain experience by getting involved with WPUM-TV, our campus television station, as reporters, producers, directors, and crew members. Students also work as newscasters, sports announcers, and DJs for 93.3 the Joe, our campus radio station. Performance Scholarships of $2,000 are available for those who participate in our TV and radio programs.
Students also gain practical, hands-on experience in class. For example, students travel to Los Angeles when they take MC 359: Hollywood Workshop, a course that focuses on the film and television industry. Students spend a week in LA and visit studios, audio and video post-production houses, meet with alumni, and tour the city. Students learn about the production processes and apply their knowledge in projects back on campus.
The Department of Communication has also found success through internships. Mass Communication students have interned with radio and TV stations in Chicago (WBBM-CBS 2), Los Angeles, Detroit, Indianapolis (Fox 59), South Bend, Lafayette (WLFI-TV 18), and Logansport.
Dedication to Excellence
In order to ensure that our Mass Communication students are ready to enter the workforce after graduation, our radio and television studios have professional broadcast-quality equipment that is available to students during all four years of their education.
Faculty and Class Size
Professors in the Department of Communication each have a master's degree in their field of expertise, in addition to extensive experience from states all over the country. Class sizes range between 10 and 25 students.