Hands-on experience and excellent instruction prepares students for a future in the communication industry. 

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Mass Communication Program

  • Graduates are able to gather information, process information and create accurate messages for mass audiences.
  • Past graduates are currently employed in the broadcasting industry, newspaper industry, as public relations professionals, college instructors, lawyers, ministers, public speakers, and a variety of other careers.
  • Starting during a student's freshman year they have the oppurtunity to gain hands-on experience through working with campus media.
  • Award winning campus media which includes: Northwestern News, KNSU Ranger Radio, NWTV Channel 7 &

Speech and Theatre Program

  • Classes prepare students for professional applications in theatre and speech-related fields, which include, but are not limited to, professional, community, religious and technical theatre, speech education, speech competition, speech pathology, public speaking, human resources, public realtions, politics and the media.
  • Award winning Forensics and Debate team. Students on the Forensic and Debate competitive team has placed fourth or above in every Great Plains Forensic Conference (GPFC) tournament attended.
  • Variety of club oppurtunities in which students can become actively involved from day one.
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Careers for Majors

The following list includes occupations you can pursue with a Mass Communication Degree. Please note that this list is not exhaustive. A degree in Mass Communication can be beneficial to nearly every career. Also note that the occupations that require an advanced degree are also listed. For help in identifying more information about the occupations listed below, please contact a faculty member in the Communication Department.

Potential Mass Communication Occupations:

  • Lobbyist
  • Advertising Director
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Magazine/Newspaper Editor
  • Announcer
  • Electronic Publishing Specialist
  • Media Relations Representative
  • Audio/Video Specialist
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Events Planner
  • Social Media Director/Editor
  • Online Media Editor
  • Online Content Producer
  • Columnist/Editorial Writer
  • Blogger
  • Mediator
  • Author
  • Feature Writer
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Filmmaker/Documentary Filmmaker
  • News Anchor
  • Book Editor
  • Freelance Reporter
  • Photojournalist/Photographer
  • Broadcast Supervisor/Technician
  • Fundraiser
  • Press Secretary
  • Government Relations Specialist
  • Print Production Manager
  • Campaign Manager
  • Politics
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publisher
  • Graphic Design
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Communications Specialist
  • Reporter
  • Copy Editor/Writer
  • Speechwriter
  • Corporate Communications Director
  • Sportscaster
  • Sports Promoter
  • Correspondent
  • Investigative reporter
  • Station Manager
  • Critic
  • Journalist
  • Teacher
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Lawyer
  • Technical Writer
  • On-Air Traffic Manager
  • News Producer
  • Director – Film, Video, Television
  • Disc Jockey

Potential Work Settings:

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Journals and Magazines
  • Professional Organizations
  • Public Relations Industry
  • Cable Systems
  • Literary Journal
  • Publishing Companies
  • Editing Firms
  • Advertising & Marketing Firms
  • Radio Stations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Medical Industry
  • Sports Organizations
  • Newspapers
  • Television Stations
  • Freelance
  • Nonprofit Associations
  • Wire Services
  • Home Offices
  • Writing Firms
  • Government Offices