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.
Majoring in mass communication can serve as a stepping stone to graduate school or professional school or it can serve as your key to a vast number of media-related careers.