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Mass Communications, B.A.J.M.C.

College of Information and Communications

Know you want a career in communications but aren't sure which part? We'll prepare you to work in a variety of mass media and communications fields or head to graduate or law school.

We'll help you identify your strengths and focus your interests as you gain broad insight into the communications industry and learn to recognize and analyze the media’s role in our society. You'll graduate with a deep intellectual understanding of the elements at work in media today, and you'll be well rounded and media literate.

Program Highlights

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    Get An Internship

    Land an internship in any communications field, building on the broad range of course options you'll have.

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    Expert Faculty

    Learn from seasoned pros and engaging faculty members, as well as a long list of outside experts who help guide your success.

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    Senior Superlatives

    Hone your critical thinking and analyzation skills as a senior with two high-level courses in media ethics and criticism.

What You’ll Study

After you complete Carolina Core and foundational requirements, you'll learn the basics of the communication industry, and you'll have the ability to choose from classes in all other journalism fields, including print, broadcasting, advertising, public relations and visual communications. You may also decide to pursue a sports media concentration as part of your studies.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Attention to Detail

    Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

    Event Promotion

    Marketing and advertising an event to attract attendees and generate publicity

  • Interpersonal Skills

    Communicating and interacting effectively in a variety of social and professional situations

    PR and Media Relations

    Building and maintaining relationships with the media and public to enhance reputation or visibility

    Presentation Skills

    Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Journalist
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Ad Rep
  • Public Relations Expert
  • Lawyer

Workplace Settings

  • Advertising
  • Media
  • Public Relations
  • Private Business

The mass communications major has allowed me to learn a lot from different perspectives. Exploring all the aspects of journalism, while also discovering what I have a passion for, has been interesting!”

Makayla Hill
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Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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