Academics, undergraduate

Mass Communication, BS (Accelerated)

Summer 2024 | Session A
Classes Start

April 27

Session B
Classes Start

June 22

Program Overview

Ready to complete your degree in Mass Communication? RCU offers you the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication degree in 8-week semesters. We accept any associate degree from an accredited institution. In addition to coursework, you’ll gain practical experience by working with Shield Media, RCU’s student media, and through a media internship. Whether you have an interest in Public Relations Television Production, Copywriting, becoming a Social Media Specialist – or a variety of other careers – this degree can help you reach your goals.

degree requirements

You can earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mass Communications in 8-week semesters at RCU. Courses include media writing, digital media strategies, and public relations, among many others. You’ll also gain practical experience by working with Shield Media, RCU’s student media and through an internship. You may choose between two tracks: Film Production and Marketing Communication.

We accept any associate degree from an accredited institution.

Graduates of the mass communication program will be able to produce all forms of mass communication by applying media concepts through writing, oral presentations and digital technologies; critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy, fairness, and clarity; understand and evaluate historical and cultural forms of mass communication with special focus on professional practices and audience diversity, and apply professional ethical principles aligned to the first amendment with special focus on the relationship between media ethics and vocation.

Total Credit Hours: 120

  • General Education Core: 41 hours
  • Mass Communication Major: 30 hours
  • Integrated Media Track: 30 hours
  • Electives: 19 – 20 hours
  • Shield Magazine 
  • Shield Podcast 
  • Shield Social Media 
  • Shield Video

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Jobs filled by Rochester grads

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Career Opportunities

Types of Jobs

  • Communications Director
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • News Producer
  • Television Producer
  • Radio Producer
  • Interactive / Digital Producer
  • Publications Editor
  • Journalist
  • Photojournalist
  • Copywriter

$130,782

$182,020

$224,679

Avg. Salaries post graduation

Market Trends

2021 Jobs = 276,800
Projected Growth (2021-2031) = 8-10%
Projected Job Openings (2021-2031) = 27,400

student experience

Internships

  • Shield Media

Clubs

Activities

alumni profile

I currently work in district sales at General Motors. I started my career with the company as a district digital manatee, helping dealers with the development of their digital marketing strategy and plan. I’m also a speaker, event host and podcaster. RCU helped me expand and refine the communication skills needed to excel in all of my professions. More importantly, my professors motivated me to trust God, trust myself and know I belonged there. Today, I carry that attitude of belonging in every room I am invited in. I’m grateful to RCU for reminding me of 1 Corinthians 3:23, which says…’and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to you.

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