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Mass Communication

The Bachelor of Science Program in Mass Communication enables students to reach their full potential through guidance, instruction and learning experiences in preparation for graduate studies and/or careers in communications and related fields. Our award-winning student media allows students to prepare for careers in, but not limited to, radio, television, newspaper, magazines, public relations, advertising, church media, corporate or government communication and politics.

  • Graduates within our program 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 the freshman year, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through working with campus media.

  • Award-winning campus media includes Northwestern News, KNSU Ranger Radio, NWTV Channel 7 & RangerPulse.com.

 

Mass Communication Faculty Contacts:

Dr. Kaylene Armstrong
Northwestern News/RangerPulse.com Adviser

JDA232
(580) 327-8481
kdarmstrong@nwosu.edu

Dr. Luis Rocha Antunes
NWTV7

JDA235
(580) 327-8465
lrochaantunes@nwosu.edu

Dr. John Ellerbach
JDA234
(580) 327-8456
jrellerbach@nwosu.edu

Student Media & Clubs

  • KNSU Radio
  • Northwestern News
  • NWTV7
  • RangerPulse
  • Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association
  • Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Ranger Agency

 

Careers for Degree

What Can I Do with a Mass Communication Degree?

  • Graphic Designer/Artist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Dubbing Editor
  • Advertising Director
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Magazine/Newspaper Editor
  • Digital Publishing Specialist
  • Media Relations Representative
  • Audio-Visual Specialist
  • Events Planner
  • Writer
  • Filmmaker/Documentarian
  • News Anchor
  • Book Editor
  • Freelance Reporter
  • Photojournalist/Photographer
  • Broadcast Supervisor/Technician
  • Camera Operator
  • News Editor
  • Government Relations Specialist
  • Print Production Manager
  • Public Information Officer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Blogger/Vlogger
  • Broadcast Talent
  • Circulation Manager
  • Publisher
  • Communications Specialist
  • Lobbyist
  • Copy Editor/Writer
  • Corporate Communication Specialist
  • Sportscaster
  • Investigative Reporter
  • Correspondent
  • Station manager
  • Critic or Reviewer
  • Campaign Manager
  • Press Secretary
  • Director– Film, Video, Television
  • Radio Host
  • Podcast Host
  • News Wire Editor
  • Video Editor
  • Webcaster
  • Advertising Account Manager
  • Influencer
  • Announcer
  • Producer
  • Feature Writer
  • Magazine Writer
  • Sports Reporter
  • Advertising Writer
  • Advertising Sales Person
  • News Reporter
  • Speech Writer
  •  Media Creator
  • New Media Creator
  • Web Management
  • Video Marketer
  • Sideline Reporter

Departmental Program Highlights

Mass Communications program highlights

  • Gain knowledge and skills in multiple areas including broadcast, print journalism, and strategic communication
  • Use industry standard equipment and software in our on-campus studios and newsroom
  • Complete internships that offer additional learning experiences and opportunities to network
  • Enjoy supportive relationships with faculty and peers
  • Work one-on-one with faculty and in group settings with peers
  • Apply for participation and/or memorial scholarships specifically for students active in the mass communication program and student media
  • Work for our student media in paid student positions

Student Learning Outcomes

The following are the Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessed for the mass communication program:

SLO 1: Students will follow professional media standards to create effective audio productions for publication or distribution.

SLO 2: Students will follow professional media standards to create effective video productions for publication or distribution.

SLO 3: Students will follow professional media standards to create media writing projects for publication or distribution.

SLO 4: Students will follow professional media standards to create effective visual design elements.

SLO 5: Students will follow professional media standards to create effective strategic communication projects.

SLO 6: Students will apply strategies for effective intercultural communication in an interconnected global society.

SLO 7: Students will apply skills for effective review and analysis of research pertaining to the discipline of mass communication.

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