Mass Communication, BS

For Rochester University’s Mass Communication degree, you will complete the majority of coursework at Rochester University with a few online classes.  Practical experience is gained working with Shield Media, RU’s student media, and through a media internship.

Degree Requirements



Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the mass communication program will be able to produce all forms of mass communication by applying media concepts through writing, oral presentations and digital technologies;  critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy, fairness, and clarity;  understand and evaluate historical and cultural forms of mass communication with special focus on professional  practices and audience diversity,  and apply professional ethical principles aligned to the first amendment with special focus on the relationship between media ethics and vocation.


Communications Director, Public Relations Manager, Public Relations Coordinator, News Producer, Television Producer, Radio Producer, Interactive / Digital Producer, Publications Editor, Journalist, Photojournalist, Copywriter, Digital Media Specialist, Digital Marketing Specialist, Social Media Specialist, Graphic Designer, Corporate Communications