The Mass Communication Department at Alcorn State University offers a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in print or broadcast. Students who hail from Mississippi, diverse parts of the United
States and abroad obtain first rate, eclectic and broad Mass Communication
training through theoretical, practical and field work.
Communication students acquire general, specialized and
integrated communication expertise, through a flexible
curriculum, which though rigorous, allows students opportunity to tailor it based on their interests.
Students who study Mass Communication immerse themselves in the history, principles,
ethics and laws of the discipline. They also obtain practical skills in radio, television and newspaper production.
students who apply themselves with diligence and dedication, graduate from the program with proficiency in writing,
speech, editing, photography, radio, television, layout and design, newspaper and magazine production. They also
graduate with fundamental digital capabilities along with the legal and ethical
norms that undergird the discipline.
The Alcorn public radio station, WPRL 97.1 FM, allows students to gain real world experience working in a certified radio station with experienced
and talented professionals who help them to hone their skills and develop
their talents. The campus television station, ASU-13 and the student newspaper, The Campus Chronicle, provide opportunities for students to learn television and newspaper production under the guidance of professional staff who help them to master the discipline.
Communication students with an inclination for Public Relations, Advertising
and Integrated Communications, take courses in those areas from competent
professors and instructors. Students not only learn theory, principles and
practices of the disciplines but actively engage in these areas
through projects and campaigns.
lectures, group projects, tests, field trips and exercises, students benefit
from one-on-one interaction and tutoring with their instructors in small class
rooms, studios and laboratories. Additionally, there are numerous internship opportunities on campus, across America and abroad.
of the program serve in the media as reporters, editors, producers, anchors,
designers and managers. Others excel in education, industry, government, the
military, law enforcement etc. Many earn admissions into graduate schools where
they have distinguished themselves.
The Mass Communication Department is forging ahead standing at the cutting edge of issues related to
diversity, internationalism, multiculturalism and globalism. As the department
repositions itself for the 21st century, new students will benefit from the
introduction of new courses, the acquisition of newer, top of the line equipment, even more experienced professionals as faculty and staff and above all, world class academic preparation in an environment where knowledge and character matter.