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Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications

B.A. or B.S. in mass communications with specialization options in journalism or strategic communications; minor

Mass communications students create and evaluate information and its credibility through classroom theory and applicable skills. These fields are more diverse, experiential and more exciting than ever.

Students choose from sequences in journalism or strategic communications as part of a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science.

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Student in many majors, such as journalism and mass communications, connect with each other by sharing their experiences and learning opportunities.

The K-State difference

Our mass communications program at K-State is nationally accredited and is one of the nation's oldest journalism programs.

One of the ways in which the A.Q. Miller School stands out from other programs is that students can gain professional experience starting their first day on campus. Opportunities include our on-site student-run newspaper, yearbook, radio station, magazine, TV news station and video production unit.

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Did you know?

The A.Q. Miller School is the headquarters of the Journalism Education Association, the professional association for high school media teachers that supports free and responsible scholastic journalism.

What classes will I take in mass communications?

Students choose from sequences in journalism or strategic communication as part of a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. Journalism focuses on

  • broadcast,
  • print and online writing,
  • editing and production.

Strategic communications includes

  • public relations and
  • advertising.

Students are required to complete an internship before graduation and have opportunities to enroll in professional skills and practicum courses.

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How can I continue my education?

Mass Communications (Minor)
Mass Communications (M.S.)
Agricultural Education and Communication (M.S.)
Technical Writing and Professional Communication (Graduate Certificate)

What can I do with a degree in journalism and mass communications?

A mass communications degree provides skills you need for a variety of careers.

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