Today’s Mass Communications is immediate and global, and you’ll be on the cutting edge with a bachelor’s degree from Alcorn State University. A rigorous but flexible curriculum allows you to tailor your studies to your particular interests — digital media, television, radio, print, public relations, advertising, and more. You’ll gain real-world experience through the highly regarded University TV and radio stations and The Campus Chronicle newspaper. Study theory, principles, and practices while actively engaging in projects, internships, and one-on-one learning opportunities.
The Mass Communications 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.
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 TV-13 and the student run internet 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.
Mass Communications 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.
Besides 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.
Several graduates 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 Communications 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.