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




  1. Understand and evaluate the historical and cultural forms of mass communication with special focus on audience diversity and a faith perspective of communication practices. (Exploring)
  2. Produce all forms of mass communication by applying functional area concepts and theories through writing, oral presentations and digital technologies. (Preparing)
  3. Critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy, fairness, and clarity. (Preparing)
  4. Apply professional ethical principles aligned to the First Amendment with special focus on the relationship between media ethics and a vocation. (Integrating)
  5. Students will develop an understanding of their intrinsic worth as people created by God for a purpose, with responsibility to reflect that to the community and as mass communication professionals.  (Calling)


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