Department of Mass Communications


The mass communication major offers students a wide liberal arts background and a core of communications courses that prepare students for either graduate school or positions in the media industry. Mass Communication majors follow a curriculum designed to allow students to concentrate in one of two areas of mass communication: multimedia, public relations, or strategic communication.

Students primarily interested in broadcasting may prepare video projects in the department's television studio for cablecast over XTV and become members of X Radio. Those who wish to pursue careers in print media can earn valuable experience on the Xavier Herald, the only student newspaper from a Historically Black College that is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame. Students also have the opportunity to complete internships at media outlets such as a radio or television station, newspaper, magazine, or an advertising or public relations agency. Students are expected to compile a portfolio for use in their job search following graduation.

What’s Happening in the Mass Communications
News and Events

New Orleans, LA – NBCUniversal News Group selects Xavier University of Louisiana as one of the HBCUs to launch NBCU Academy, a new, innovative, multiplatform journalism training and development program for four-year university and community college students. The initiative includes a curated onsite curriculum for hands-on learning experience with world-class NBCU News Group journalists, and funding for accredited journalism programs and scholarships.

Browse all department news >

Upcoming Events

View All Events >
No upcoming events

Contact Us

Department of communications