Welcome to VSU's Department of Mass Communications. Our dedicated faculty and staff members have a wealth of professional expertise and creativity to share with you. They have diverse and interesting backgrounds in film, television, broadcast news, audio and music, radio, public relations and print media.
Mass Communications has become one of the fastest growing departments at VSU, and our Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications is one of the most sought after majors at the University. The bachelor's program focuses heavily on new media and technology, with lots of chances for students to gain practical experience.
Our students learn using state-of-the art audio and video equipment in our labs, as well as by working on projects with clients on the VSU campus and beyond, including Minor League Baseball and the U.S. Army. An annual field trip to media outlets like ESPN in Washington, D.C., and an annual symposium round out students' experiences.
An internship is required in the B.A. program, with a variety of unique, hands-on learning experiences available. Students can also work on the staff of VSU's student newspaper, the Statesman, or at WVST television studio or radio station.
Many of our students also become active members of the Mass Communications Club.
Our graduates go on to open their own businesses, work at area television or radio stations, serve as media specialists for government agencies and businesses, or continue their education in master's programs.
For graduate students, we offer a Master of Arts degree program in Media Management.
The department also offers a minor in Mass Communications, open to all students at VSU.
General Career Outlook
Mass Communications majors often find rewarding careers in radio and television, public relations, print media and journalism. They also often manage people and resources, and learn to master the development and use of new technology.
Below are just a few of the jobs you could hold with a Mass Communications degree. Click on the job titles to see the career outlook for each job, including the median pay, from the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics:
- Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators
- Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts
- Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians
The mission of the VSU Department of Mass Communication is to pursue excellence while preparing and inspiring student leaders to be transformative global media innovators who are adept at traditional and emerging communication technologies and prepared for evolving mass communication careers.