Learn how to question and analyze the social, legal, political, historical, and economic factors that influence the media industry -- and apply this in-depth knowledge to a variety of career paths or advance study in fields such as law, management, politics, and education.
Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media Studies program pursue one of three concentrations:
Media and Culture
Urban and Suburban Communication
Media, Law, and Policy
Choose from courses such as:
Media and the Law: Examine law and court rulings as they pertain to censorship issues, intellectual property, privacy rights, and social media content
Celebrity, Culture and Media: Critically analyze stardom and celebrity-making media industries
Privacy and Public Life in a Media Age: Explore issues of individual privacy, public life and civic engagement, online privacy, the surveillance environment, and more.
You’ll also complete a minor in a subject of your choice in the liberal arts and sciences.
Your degree can prepare you to build a career as a lawyer working for a media company, a candidate running for political office, or a journalist covering daily news or specialized beats, to name just a few options.
Learn from Experts
You’ll engage in lively, challenging discussions and learn from professors who are highly respected scholars in their fields. Their research interests include media ethics, issues of identity within popular culture, cultural sociology, new technology and society, political communication, and social media.
You’ll also connect with successful alumni who are working in diverse career fields through networking events and guest lectures.
The Student Experience
Explore potential career paths, develop valuable workplace skills, and build a network of professional contacts through internships, study abroad opportunities, campus media outlets, and student organizations.
Students have recently interned at:
- 1010 WINS
- AMC Networks
- Atlantic Records
- Billboard magazine
- Brooklyn Nets
- CBS/CBS News
- Cosmopolitan & Seventeen magazines
Gain hands-on experience:
More than a dozen campus media outlets and organizations let you expand your creativity and explore numerous media platforms.
With our comprehensive program, you’ll be ready to pursue either a career right after graduation or advanced study.
Accepted a job within six months of graduation
Average annual salary of mass communication/media studies majors in NYC region
Projected job growth by 2026
Our recent graduates work for leading companies and organizations in many different industries including the Council on Foreign Relations, ESPN, Fox News, iHeartMedia, NBC Universal, and The New York Times.
They’re also pursuing advanced study at prestigious universities including Columbia University, Boston University, Boston College, New York University, and Syracuse University.
Among the Nation's Best
Programs within the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations are accredited by the prestigious Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, in recognition of the University’s commitment to the highest standards of teaching and programming excellence.