Xavier’s Department of Mass Communication is a distinguished and expansive part of the University’s academic profile that provides opportunities to study in two different areas of Mass Communication: Broadcasting, and Strategic Communication and Public Relations. Students receive practical experience in addition to a theoretical foundation. Dedicated and engaged faculty help prepare students for employment in various fields of Mass Communication and for success in graduate and professional schools. Students can major or minor in Mass Communication. While each concentration has its own goals, the Department has established a common mission to:
- prepare students to become effective and ethical mass communication professionals in a diverse and global society;
- train students in problem solving and higher-level critical thinking skills;
- amplify students’ proficiency in the discipline and industry languages of the mass communication profession; and
- prepare students to become competitively marketable practitioners or proficient in professional/graduate school.