Mass Communications - Broadcasting

Mass Communications - Broadcasting

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Students who pursue the broadcast major in mass communications learn the basic skills needed to work in television and radio while developing their own personal talents and styles as communicators. You'll be part of a program that provides extensive experiences in operating on-air and online equipment that prepares graduates for multiple broadcast positions. You'll have the opportunity to choose work in front of the camera, behind the microphone or in the control rooms and studios that produce the broadcasts. You'll also study the practices, theories and ethics that define modern journalism.

Program Highlights

  • Classes mix theory and research with practical applications and hands-on experiences in state-of-the-art radio and television stations.
  • Faculty recognized for academic and professional work who encourage international travel and study to acquire a global perspective, and who contribute to textbooks and conduct timely research.
  • Active student organizations with a rich tradition of excellence and awards.
  • Opportunity to work on unique broadcasts such as providing regional broadcast coverage of Husky hockey games and the Husky Magazine program.
  • Centrally located radio, television and newspaper facilities, as well as computer and photo labs in Stewart Hall.
  • Wide variety of mass communications-related scholarships available.
  • Practical work experience available on campus.

Program Distinctions

  • 1 of 2 Minnesota schools with accreditation by Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
  • $4.8 million update and renovation of television and radio facilities that includes two production studios, three sports venues, two production control rooms, a central equipment room, media room, master control center and 12 editing suites.
  • Diverse faculty have strong professional and academic backgrounds and have won awards from both academic and professional organizations, traveled internationally, become individually accredited by organizations such as the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), contributed to textbooks and conducted research recognized by their field.
  • Student awards from the American Academy of TV Arts and Sciences, Broadcast Education Association, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists.
  • Notable alumni:  Sven Sundgaard '03 is a television meteorologist for KARE-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Jeff Passolt '81 is an Emmy Award-winning news anchor for KMSP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Student Organizations

Continuing Education

Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • 1,100+ international students
  • NCAA Division I men's and women's hockey teams
  • 19 teams compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC)
  • $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
  • 39 Education Abroad programs offered
  • 1 of 56 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award winners
  • Top 3% of the most affordable universities in Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" ranking

Popular Careers

  • Broadcast Journalist/Reporter/Anchor
  • TV/Radio Announcer/News Producer
  • Sportscaster
  • Weather Forecaster
  • Web Reporter
  • Programming Manager
  • Broadcast Engineer

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