Creating content, establishing contacts and maintaining connections with an ever-changing audience is the key to working in today’s media industry. Southeast’s Department of Mass Media prepares students to enter this fast-paced field through a combination of innovative curriculum design, access to dedicated faculty who successfully combine both professional skill sets and academic credentials, and experiential learning opportunities. Students select from one of four options to specialize in: advertising, multimedia journalism, public relations, or TV/film.

The Department of Mass Media is one of the largest on Southeast’s campus and is one of 119 programs nationwide that is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

What You'll Do

  • Interact with qualified, veteran media professionals in a small class environment.
  • Gain proficiency as writers and producers for online, print and broadcast media.
  • Develop production skills using industry-standard software. Obtain real-world experience working for our award-winning student media.
  • Have opportunities for professional publication with local media partners, including the Southeast Missourian newspaper and KRCU 90.0 FM, Southeast’s National Public Radio affiliate.

What You'll Study

  • MS101 Mass Communication and Society
  • MS301 Mass Communication Theory & Research
  • MC221 Media Elements
  • MC320 Media News

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • ESPN
  • MEC
  • Turner Broadcasting - Turner Sports
  • Washington Post


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