Welcome to the Wilson College Department of Mass Communications!
In these web pages you can learn all about the Mass Communications majors and minor at Wilson College, about our current faculty, and about the various organizations and activities sponsored by the department.
Prospective students and parents can use these web pages to explore the requirements for the program, get to know the faculty, and examine a few of the many different and wonderful places a Mass Communications major can take you. Our students do some amazing things, as you can see for yourself. Wilson College Mass Communications majors get jobs, compete for excellent internships, and attend some of the finest graduate institutions in the country.
Students who major in Mass Communications learn to better understand and write about the world in which they live. Mass Communications students concentrate in either Professional Writing or Media Studies.
Those students who concentrate in Professional Writing study how to write and present information for print and broadcast media outlets, as well as for the subsidiary fields of public relations and advertising. To view the requirements for the Professional Writing concentration, click here.
The Media Studies concentration covers the history and development of the mass media. Students choosing to concentrate in Media Studies learn current theories of mass and popular culture and analyze the impact of media on our society. To view the requirements for the Media Studies concentration, click here.
All Mass Communications majors write for the college newspaper, The Billboard . A major in Mass Communications increases students’ visual and textual literacy. It thus prepares students for such occupations as advertising copywriter, editor, journalist, media specialist, and public affairs officer.