Mass Communication Major

Students in our Mass Communication major are exposed to the theoretical principles and pragmatic skills necessary for a career in the media. Exposure to audio, radio and video production, news gathering and reporting, copywriting, announcing, and field and control room equipment operation provides students with a strong foundation for broadcasting related careers, work in independent production houses, or work with corporate video production. Upon graduation, students are well-qualified in both the technical skills of their chosen major and the practical skills of effective communication in a professional and personal setting.

Careers in Mass Communication

Careers include:

  • Video Producer
  • News Reporter
  • Video Journalist
  • Audio Producer
  • Voice-Over Talent
  • Sports Anchor
  • Weather Personality

Professionalism is...


"Professionalism to me is being accountable, reliable, and hard working. With those three skills and a solid knowledge base, success will follow."

Chris Gause,

Learn more about all things professional at York College.


Spotlight on Crisis Communication:

Mass Communication Professor Lowell Briggs has spent his professional career developing an expertise in crisis communication. Here about his experiences in helping organizations as well as how he approaches teaching crisis communication at York College.


Internships can be invaluable part of your education. Mass Communication students can gain work experience in their field of study, as well as develop and refine future career goals. Learn more.


The Division of Communication resides in Wolf Hall. Learn about our great facilities.

Faculty Spotlight

Jeffrey Schiffman, a 34-year radio professional--the last 22 at WSBA in York, began overseeing the operations of the radio station in the Fall of 2013. Schiffman had previously worked as an adjunct professor at York College for eight years teaching radio production, mass communications and human communications. He continues to teach radio production and radio practicum in addition to his duties at the radio station. During Schiffman's award winning career, he worked in all aspects of commercial radio including music, sports, news, programming and operations.