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Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications


Open the door to the fast-paced, endlessly creative world of today’s media by majoring in mass communications at Winston-Salem State University. This course of study will qualify you for an abundance of jobs in mass communications, from journalism to public relations and beyond.

In fact, WSSU mass communications degrees give you bedrock skills that will benefit you in every profession: creativity, critical thinking, writing, investigating, interviewing and more. Your coursework also emphasizes global-intercultural awareness, preparing you to make a difference in the communities and issues you care about most.

Mass communications options at Winston-Salem State University

While the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education equips you for a breadth of jobs with mass communications degrees, you’ll also have the opportunity to concentrate your skills in one of three tracks:

  1. Digital Media prepares you to create, present and direct digital media.
  2. Multiplatform Journalism prepares you to work as a writer and an editor.
  3. Applied Communication prepares you to identify, analyze and resolve problems and practices across society.

Whichever specialty in the Department of Communication and Media Studies aligns with your interests, you can choose a full or part-time schedule; attend classes online, on campus or a hybrid; and complete your degree in four to five years.


Earn Your Mass Communications Bachelor’s at Winston-Salem State University

Communication and media are constantly changing. Majoring in mass communications at WSSU gives you the traditional learning and real-world experience to ensure that you’ll comfortably keep pace with this rapidly developing industry. We’ll empower you with advanced knowledge and skills that will make you a competitive candidate for jobs in mass communications as soon as you graduate.

Get hands-on experience in your field

We did the groundwork so you don’t have to: Winston-Salem State maintains relationships with many media organizations, including the Dow Jones News Fund and American City Business Journals. We can help you get an internship or find a service-learning opportunity to gives you hands-on experience while you earn your mass communications bachelor’s degree.

Advanced learning with passionate peers and faculty

Your WSSU experience will grant you opportunities for leadership, research, application and more.

Applied learning facilities and tools

WSSU ensures that you’ll have opportunities to create quality pieces and compete with peers in other colleges across the country.


What You Can Do With Your Mass Communications Bachelor’s

If a career field involves creativity, chances are your degree in mass communications will help you succeed.

WSSU’s graduates go on to apply their expertise in a vast range of mass communications jobs, including:

Career outlook for graduates with a degree in mass communications

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in media and communication occupations is projected to grow 14% through 2030, faster than the average.

Due to the rapid growth of the industry, about 151,500 new media and communication jobs are expected from 2020 to 2030.


Explore Classes for the Mass Communications Bachelor’s

Throughout your degree in mass communications at WSSU, your coursework will prepare you to critically analyze and understand the field and its cultural and social impacts.

Our most popular classes include:

View the full mass communications degree program requirements and course catalog.


Your Experience Majoring in Mass Communications at Winston-Salem State

Student Life at WSSU

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Support and Resources Available to You

At WSSU, you’ll find a “Ramily” who shares your values of social justice. Join a student club such as the National Communication Association Student Club to make a positive change by taking part in local service activities.

Your affordability is our priority, which is why 90% of WSSU students receive some form of financial aid.

Learn more about your options for paying for college at WSSU.

The College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education guarantees you a collaborative community and committed faculty to support you on your journey to your mass communications bachelor’s degree.

The Ideas Lab @ The College serves as your creative collaborative center, where you can tap into our network of students, faculty, staff and community partners.

Learn more about the Department of Communication and Media Studies.

Learn more about the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education.

Take the Next Step

Bring your creativity to Winston-Salem State: We’ll help you #BeTheNext game changer in the field of media.

Winston-Salem State University is truly a family. You truly matter to the people that are here. I’ll always be a Ram, no matter what.

Andreanna W., Mass Communications B.A.

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