Are you curious about how large amounts of information reaches a large amount of people? How ads become viral and people become instafamous? Where do clothing, travel, and social trends come from? You’ll find the answers to this and many other communication questions with a degree in mass communication. Mass communication is the study of how people exchange information through mass media to an audience at the same time. A communication degree is a type of social science that falls under the category of communication studies. Students in this major learn an array of crucial skills in how to effectively communicate and spread information through to the masses.
Students who obtain this degree can pursue careers in advertising, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, marketing, media (digital, traditional), film, and sales. You’ll learn how to effectively communicate information that translates into influencing behavior and thoughts of consumers or a large group of people. You’ll gain the knowledge of understanding a deeper level of media and become a more informed consumer yourself. Many programs encourage internships and field projects to assist students in obtaining first-hand experience in mass media professions.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College Baton Rouge, LA||24 : 1||31,756|
|Tulane University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA||16 : 1||12,923|
|University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA||26 : 1||16,933|
|McNeese State University Lake Charles, LA||28 : 1||7,295|
|Nicholls State University Thibodaux, LA||25 : 1||6,491|
|Dillard University New Orleans, LA||17 : 1||1,225|
|Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA||14 : 1||3,325|
|Southern University and A & M College Baton Rouge, LA||23 : 1||7,140|
|Grambling State University Grambling, LA||27 : 1||5,232|
|Louisiana College Pineville, LA||17 : 1||1,224|
|Louisiana State University-Alexandria Alexandria, LA||40 : 1||3,381|
|Louisiana State University-Shreveport Shreveport, LA||64 : 1||8,579|