Mass Communciations

Mass Communications

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication, Mass Communications emphasis

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Communication, Mass Communications emphasis

Minor in Mass Communications

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Mass Communications, offers students the necessary abilities in planning, preparing and producing programs in electronic media and/or designing and writing for journalism. This option emphasizes the technical skills, creativity and demand for understanding target audiences in mass media. Students gain hands-on experience in television, radio and print laboratories. 

Getting involved

As a communication major, you have many opportunities to be involved, to gain experience and to extend your learning beyond the classroom.

  • Television station /radio station: students assist with operations at KGCS-TV (digital broadcast station and cable service) and KXMS: Fine Arts Radio International (24-hour classical radio station).
  • Student newspaper: The Chart is published weekly and has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists as the best non-daily university newspaper in the nation.
  • Magazine publication: assist with the publication of Crossroads, the university's alumni magazine.
  • Organizations/activities: Students may participate in communication-sponsored activities, including:

Debate and Forensics: MSSU Debate and Forensics has consistently rated in the top 10 teams in the nation.

Pi Kappa Delta: forensic honor society for Debate and Forensics students

Alpha Epsilon Rho: national broadcast fraternity for communication majors interested in mass media. Participate in its state, regional and national conventions.

Public Relations Student Society of America: organization for Public Relations students.

  • Internships: gain work experience.
  • Study abroad: travel to the International Media Seminar which meets at the American University in Paris, France. Attend classes and visit newspaper and television businesses.

At MSSU, mass communications majors gain hands-on experience and extend learning beyond the classroom through our television station, radio station, student newspaper, alumni magazine publication, internships and study abroad opportunities. You may also join MSSU’s chapter of the national broadcast fraternity Alpha Epsilon Rho and participate in its state, regional and national conventions.

You may also be interested in: Communication, Graphic Design, Information Systems, Public Relations, Speech Communication, Marketing

School of Arts and Sciences

Communications Department

Ward Bryant
Department Chair, Department of Communication
Webster Hall - 3rd Floor - Room 362
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625.99710