Mass Communication

Specialized skills in writing, speaking and designing for the mass media help journalism students find employment in the print and electronic job markets around the world. Most professional writing, speaking and teaching positions in the mass media field require a bachelor's or a master's degree in journalism or a related field.

Course Descriptions

Faculty Advisors

If you are considering this area of study, consult with a faculty advisor in this field. To send an email, click on the name of the advisor you wish to reach:

Sandy Fries
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 291, (630) 942-2467

If you are unable to contact an advisor, messages may be left with the Liberal Arts Division, Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2616, (630) 942-2047.

Spotlight

  • Alexa Lee Torres

    Alexa Lee TorresMass Communications

    “Without taking my speech class and the research involved in the class, I would have never thought in a million years that I enjoyed it. It was that class that made me realize what career fits me best.”

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  • Paul Yadgir

    Paul YadgirMass Communications

    The professors have hands-on experience in their fields and can give you a realistic feel of what the working world is like. My 'Intro to Mass Communications' class taught by Sandy Fries really furthered my interest in communications. Mr. Fries stressed that loving your job and line of work is the most important part of achieving success."

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  • Omar Escamilla

    Omar EscamillaMass Communications

    "The faculty at COD is phenomenal. They have truly helped me reach many of my educational goals. The professors are very experienced in their field, and they provide you with their knowledge and practice to give you an outstanding education."

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