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Majors & Degrees

Communication

Communication students at Mississippi College work to become effective communicators with their words, skills, and lives. Students dive deep into the foundations of communication theory and develop practical skills through extensive application. 

All Communication majors take a foundational selection of courses in public speaking, communication law and research, public relations, mass media, graphic design, and journalism.  

How You’ll Learn

Communication students learn inside and outside the classroom.

Experienced professors dedicated to student learning and well-being guide students through their college education and provide helpful personal contacts for internships and other hands-on opportunities, on and off campus.

Internships provide Communication majors with valuable work-environment experience in media companies, government and non-profit agencies, public relations firms, and journalistic organizations. 

Studio facilities provide students with the opportunity to produce media using industry-standard video recording and editing equipment while serving the campus by producing programs and reports that inform and entertain.

Theater students rehearse and perform in the intimacy of Aven Little Theater, a 100-seat black box space; Swor Auditorium, MC’s central venue for more extensive theatrical projects; and Jennings Courtyard, location of the annual Shakespeare Festival.

Students with outstanding academic records at Mississippi College are invited to join Lambda Pi Eta, the Communication honor society. 

Interpersonal & Public Communication

In this concentration, students develop verbal communication skills in an environment that gives equal attention to theory and practice.  This concentration prepares students for careers in public relations, political campaigns, work in ministry and other non-profit organizations, and more.

Journalism

Journalism students learn about reporting through digital, print, and broadcast media.  This concentration prepares students for a wide range of careers such as reporter, writer, editor, producer, on-air personality, and more.

Mass Media

This concentration focuses on digital and broadcast media production.  Students choosing this concentration are prepared for on-air and production work in television, radio, and a variety of other mass media contexts.

Political Communication

Students in this concentration learn about the rhetoric that drives effective political communication and the intersection and practice of media and politics.  Graduates are equipped to pursue a variety of careers in politics, government, and issue advocacy.

Public Relations

Public relations students build skills in relationship building, marketing, and corporate and issue advocacy.  Potential careers include consultant, marketing manager, advertising professional, company spokesperson, and more.

Sports Media

This concentration focuses on the broadcast, journalistic and public relations aspects of professional and collegiate sports.  Graduates are prepared for careers in broadcasting, reporting, and media relations.

Theater (Minor)

A theater minor allows any Mississippi College students to dive into a rich and rewarding world with training in technical, vocal, and nonverbal aspects of theatrical presentation.  Students can take part in a variety classic and modern productions each year. 

What You’ll Do

Co-curricular activities open to all Communication students include:

  • producing MCTV, the weekly campus news program
  • reporting for MC’s campus newspaper, The Collegian
  • producing MC Choctaws broadcasts and events with the Sports Media Team
  • being on stage or behind the scenes for Aven Little Theater productions

The Communication Department houses a lab that offers students the chance to work on classroom projects and create media using the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications—including Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Audition, Illustrator, InDesign, and more—on up-to-date Apple computers.

Where You’ll Go

A Mississippi College Communication degree prepares students for a wide variety of jobs. Here’s how some of our recent graduates are using their education in the workplace:

  • Victor Barnette ’14, Production Director, New South Radio, Jackson, Miss.
  • Chelsea Corona ’13, Producer, WAPT-TV, Jackson, Miss.
  • Megan Kaye Donohoe ’13, Marketing Director, Common Desk, Dallas, Tex.
  • China Lee ’14, Associate Producer, WLBT-TV, Jackson, Miss.

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