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Department of Mass Communication

Department of Mass Communication

Professional education with a personal touch

The Department of Mass Communication is housed in Johnson Hall. We offer programs designed to create exceptional communicators for modern times, emphasizing multi-platform media training and team-building for the 21st century’s digital age.

Students in our majors prepare for exciting careers in a variety of communication industries and benefit from small class sizes and faculty with professional expertise and active scholarship.  Whether majoring in mass communication or integrated marketing communication, innovative integrated curricula provide real world journalism, broadcast and IMC training for the converged media and communication environment.  We also offer a digital mass media track in the interdisciplinary information design program  housed in the Department of Computer Science.

Internships and practicums are required and provide experiential learning during college education. Opportunities to study abroad and other departmental global learning activities provide cross-cultural exposure and prepare students for today’s competitive, interconnected world.

Our alumni are respected in industry and stay connected by visiting classes, attending events, and participating in curriculum development. They are also a strong resource for students, serving as mentors and offering guidance on job opportunities in the Carolinas and beyond.

Upcoming events

26th Annual Mass Communication Week "yes, we comm.": March 2-5, 2015 

Mass Communication Undergraduate Symposium: April 15, 2015

Department news

Winthrop Alumna Awarded $30,000 Rotary Scholarship to Study in Paris

Winthrop IMC student earns award for internship excellence


The Carroll School is one of the first and last remaining African American elementary schools in the South. Mass communication students and faculty produced a video project to learn more about this historic school and its legacy.