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Mass Communication

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Social Media manager
  • Donor Relations Coordinator
  • Media producer
  • Broadcast announcer
  • Feature Writer
  • Event planner
  • News reporter
  • Sports reporter
  • Public Relations director
  • Audio/Video Producer

PLAN OF STUDY

Mass Communication - Advertising/Public Relations Emphasis (B.A.)
Mass Communication - Advertising/Public Relations Emphasis (B.S.)
Mass Communication - Broadcasting - Electronic Media Emphasis (B.A.)
Mass Communication - Broadcasting - Electronic Media Emphasis (B.S.)
Mass Communication - Broadcast Journalism Emphasis (B.A.)
Mass Communication - Broadcast Journalism Emphasis (B.S.)

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Leadership skills
  • Media design and digital photography
  • Audio and video production skills
  • Research and analytical skills in journalism, media history, qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Theoretical perspectives about gender, culture,  mass media, and communication
  • Opportunity for applications of communication skills through internships
  • Opportunity to participate in the WT Leadership mentoring program

DEGREE OPTIONS/FUTURE ACADEMIC PATHS

Graduates are awarded a B.S./B.A. in the three areas of emphasis:

  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Broadcasting—Electronic Media
  • Broadcast Journalism

WTAMU offers a Master's in Communication. Students who participate in significant research for the advertising team would be able to waive up to 6 hours of Master’s requirements.

CAREER CLOSE-UP

News Reporter

Median wage (TX) - $38,420
Median wage (US) - $43,270

Advertising Copywriter

Median wage (TX) - $55,960
Median wage (US) - $64,560

Prerequisites

  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

You Should Know

The Department of Communication is accredited by the American Communication Association.  As seniors, students create a website which showcases the projects and research completed during their time at WTAMU.  Our Buffalo Advertising Team finished fifth in National Student Advertising Competition in 2012. MCOM majors manage the campus radio station, KWTS and are members of Live Crew which broadcasts WTAMU football and basketball games.

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