Mass Communication Major

Mass Communication is the study of communicating with the masses, but is also about storytelling with strategy and purpose. The study of mass communication is centered around how messages persuade and affect the behavior and opinion of the person or people receiving the content. The Mass Communication major is designed for students who wish to pursue a liberal arts approach to the study of mass communication institutions, processes, effects, research methods, and analysis. 

What You Can Study

In addition to the required coursework, mass communication majors can choose a program emphasis in areas such as history, law, media effects, media industry studies, international communications, or other aspects of mass communication studies.

  • History of Media/Mass Media
  • Communication and Society
  • Free Speech and First Amendment
  • Journalism/Media Ethics
  • Mass Communication Law
  • Media and Politics/Culture
  • Media and Law

Your Career Path

The mass communication major helps students develop research methods and analytical skills that can be applied to a number of different fields, including law, academia, and the professional sector. Your studies also can serve as preparation for a graduate degree, a law degree, or an MBA degree. 

  • Campaign developer 
  • Media analyst
  • Media researcher
  • Professor


Hear From Hubbard School Students

Learn about the experiences of Hubbard School Mass Communications Students at the university and in the community

Isabella is a double major in mass communication and political science.