Academics

Five Towns College Students in WFTU

MASS COMMUNICATION


The Mass Communication Program that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) is designed for students interested in a career in the fields of broadcasting, journalism, or media management. The program deals with the principles, laws and historical background of the professions associated with mass communication and is designed to improve oral, written and critical thinking skills. Selected practicums and internships provide students with the on-site professional training and experience necessary to pursue a media related career.

 

Broadcasting

The Broadcasting concentration is designed to build upon the major proficiencies acquired by students pursuing a Mass Communication degree by adding additional specialized proficiencies that focus upon Broadcasting as a career, cultural influence, and form of individual and collective expression. Learning goals for students focus upon media law, broadcast journalism, broadcast announcing, broadcast programming, sound theory, and television production.

 

Journalism

The Journalism concentration is designed to build upon the major proficiencies acquired by students pursuing a Mass Communication degree by adding additional specialized proficiencies that focus upon Journalism as a career, cultural influence, and form of individual and collective expression.

Learning goals for students focus upon expository and creative writing, news writing, script writing, photo journalism, and film criticism.

 

 

 

B.S. Mass Communication

 

Consumer Information

 

Assumptions Underlying the Data Presented in This Table:

  1. The Student is a first-time entering college student

  2. The student is enrolled full-time at the college.

  3. The student is continually enrolled at the college.

  4. The student is not employed full-time or substantially part-time.

  5. The student passes all required courses.

  6. The student registers for all courses in the recommended sequence.

  7. The student satisfies all graduation criteria in a timely manner.

  8. The student has no circumstances that adversely affect her/his academic progress.

  9. One or more courses completed during a summer session are counted as a semester

  10. Expected Room and Board charges assume a stay of no more than 2 years recommended for the Residence Halls.

  11. Expected Tuition and Fee charges are based on completion of the degree program in the catalog’s posted number of semesters.

  12. Expected Book and Supply charges are based upon retail prices and do not include possible shipping and handling charges.

  13. Placement Rates are based upon the 2011 graduates in the year of their graduation.  Placement rates by degree program are undergoing further analysis.

Degree Program: B.S. Mass Communication

 

CIP Code: 24.0199

 

HEGIS Code: 0601

 

 

Type of Consumer Information

The College Data

1

Graduates for the Following Years:

2009-2012

2

Total Number of Graduates:

42

3

Number of Credits Required To Complete Program:

121

4

Expected Number of Semesters To Complete Program:

8

5

Expected Number of Years To Complete Program:

4

6

Median Actual Number of Semesters to Complete Program:

8

7

Median Actual Number of Years to Complete Program:

4

8

Percentage of On-Time Completers:

57%

9

Expected Tuition and Fee Charges:

$75,200

10

Median Actual Tuition and Fee Charges:

$64,750

11

Expected Book and Supply Charges:

$4,353

12

Typical Book and Supply Costs:

$3,915

13

Expected Room and Board Charges:

$25,000

14

Median Actual Room and Board Charges:

0

15

Median Actual Federal Loan Debt of Graduates:

$18,101

16

Median Actual Private Loan Debt of Graduates:

0

17

Job Placement of Graduates

74%

18

SOC Codes Possibly Appropriate for Graduates:

 

 

25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

 

 

27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers

 

 

27-3012 Public Address System and other Announcers

 

 

27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents

 

 

27-3021 Broadcast News Analysts

 

 

27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents

 

 

27-3031 Public Relations Specialists

 

 

27-3090 Miscellaneous Media and Communication Workers

 

 

27-3091 Interpreters and Translators

 

 

27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other

 

 

27-3043 Writers and Authors

 

 

27-4010 Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians and Radio Operators

 

 

27-4012 Broadcast Technicians

 

 

27-4013 Radio Operators

 

 

*Expected” refers to the posted catalog or website charges for a student following the expected sequence of courses and expected number of semesters to complete the degree program.
** The "Median" is the midpoint when the data are ranked from the lowest number of years or dollar to the highest number of years or dollars.