Mass Communications Department


  1. Demonstrated excellence in mass media writing styles that conform to the highest standards in print and broadcast newsrooms, multimedia platforms, and graduate course work.
  2. Interpretation and application of mass media theories and appreciation of how mass media impacts current events and cultural production. 
  3. Application of mass media ethics, particularly codes of professional integrity established by the Society of Professional Journalists, Online News Association, National Association of Broadcasters. 
  4. Applied knowledge of mass media technologies consistent with the changes in mass media industries, including multimedia convergence. 
  5. Application of research methods and approaches required for graduate study in mass communication

Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfy requirements on the schema below. To graduate with a BS or BA degree in mass communications, a student must complete a minimum of 120-124 course credits. The Bachelor of Arts degree candidate must fulfill the course requirements with four semesters of a foreign language. The Bachelor of Science degree candidate must fulfill a two-course foreign language requirement and a two-course requirement in computer science. The Department offers two concentrations: digital communication and strategic communication.

Mass communications majors may pursue additional minors and majors in any discipline that the University offers. However, the student should consult with his/her academic advisor and /or Chair before outlining their academic plans.

Admission Requirements

In order to declare as a mass communications major, a student must have received a ā€œCā€ or higher in COM 202 (Writing Across the Media)

Phone: 484-365-7648
Office Address: Grim Hall Room 121
Mychelle Sneed-Jacobs Assistant Professor & Chair Mass Communications 484-365-7524
  • Grim Hall Room 119
Kathy L. Clark Ms. Kathy L. Clark Department Assistant, Department of Mass Communications 484-365-7648
  • Grim Hall Room 121

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