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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.


Dates to Remember

Sept. 16, 2015: High School Media Workshop, sponsored by the Mass Communication and Theatre Departments.

Sept. 22, 2015: South Carolina Broadcasters Association Wall of Fame dedication.

Oct. 13, 2015: Mandatory meeting for those planning internships in the spring.

Nov. 5, 2015: Mass Communication Day. “What Does it Mean to be a Media Professional?”

Nov. 9, 2015: The Mass Communication Department will be at the homecoming game. Alumni, students and friends should stop by our tent for refreshments and to catch up.


Department News

The Department’s own Professor Padmini Patwardhan will Study Advertising Leadership with TAI Visiting Research Fellowship. Patwardhan will spend the fall semester on sabbatical in Dallas, Texas, conducting research on leadership in the advertising industry.