Journalism & Mass Communication



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The Mass Com program offers two separate curricula tailored to professional preparation and leading to the B.A. degree in Broadcast Media and the B.A. degree in Print Journalism.


Broadcast Media

The B.A. in Broadcast Media curriculum prepares students for careers in the broadcast industry and provides hands-on training, including access to the following campus media: The Gold Torch newspaper, Undergraduate Journal, WCSU-FM radio station and Studio C; and encourages participation in pre-professional organizations such as the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Completion of an internship in broadcast media is required.


Print Journalism

The B.A. in Print Journalism curriculum prepares students for careers as journalists; provides hands-on training, including access to the following campus media: The Gold Torch newspaper, Undergraduate Journal, WCSU-FM radio station and Studio C TV; and encourages participation in pre-professional organizations such as the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Completion of an internship in journalism is required.


Highlights

Journalism and Mass Communication is the most popular Humanities major. The program is housed in the William Cosby Mass Communication Center, which contains radio and television studios, multi-track recording studio, classrooms, and a journalism lab.


Careers

Mass Com students have interned and found jobs at BET, Radio One, Clear Channel, Time Warner, Fox, Cox Newspapers, Style Network, WDTN-TV and WHIO-TV. Our graduates are making their mark in the entertainment industry, appearing in blockbuster movies such as Drumline and Remember the Titans. In any post-baccalaureate plan, faculty mentors and the Career Services Center provide support.


Preparation

We suggest you complete four years of high school English, at least two years of a foreign language, and participate in a high school newspaper, radio or TV station. We encourage your enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and will negotiate credit, placement or exemption for AP scores of 3 (qualified) or higher in the following subjects: Chinese Language and Culture, English Language, English Literature, European History, French Language, French Literature, Spanish Language, World History, and U.S. History.

Mr. Michael Gormley
Journalism and Mass Communication Acting Director