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Department of Mass Communications

The Department of Mass Communications at Shaw University provides students with the knowledge necessary to meet and exceed the communication challenges of the 21st century. Students learn the structure, purposes and procedures found in the field of Mass Communications. Special attention is given to theoretical foundations, hands-on application, experiential learning and developing new social media environment skills.

Main areas of study:

  • Reporting
  • Media Writing
  • Television and Video Production
  • Broadcasting
  • Media Law

A candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Total credits include General Education courses. Additional courses may be required to build fundamental 
concepts. A candidate must earn the grade of “C” or better in all major courses

What Students Can Expect

Mass Communications students can expect to gain real-world, hands-on experience. Radio production is supported by WSHA-FM, a professionally-run campus radiostation, in which students produce “The Blaze,” a weekly radio program. Video production facilities include a TV studio and control room, portable video cameras, and digital editing software. An online-student newspaper, “The Bear Facts,” gives students the opportunity to gain practical 
reporting and writing experience.