Mass Communication

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Program Type
Est. Time to Complete
4 Years
School of the Arts, Communication and Global Studies
Delivery Mode
On Campus
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If you like learning by doing — getting on air, working in digital video production, writing news copy — you’ve found the right place.

Imagine if you could apply for a job after graduation and be able to tell a radio or television station, “Yes, I’ve used that before.” That’s the York College approach — we give you exposure to audio, radio, and digital video production, news gathering and reporting, copywriting, announcing, and field and control room equipment. It provides a strong foundation for broadcast communications jobs, a corporate career, or a future in digital filmmaking and video production.

York College's Mass Communication degree program is ranked #39 in the United States by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA). The BEA has also recognized our program as the #8 Top Winning Audio Program in the country.

During your time as a YCP undergraduate student, you'll use our state-of-the-art equipment and studios, all while receiving guided instruction from professors with real-world experience.

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Your Future in Mass Communication

Our graduates have gone on to work for ABC Family Channel, the Baltimore Orioles and other professional sports teams, Clear Channel Broadcasting, MLB Network, the Rachael Ray Show and Temple University and other colleges. Our curriculum emphasizes learning practical skills of effective communication so you're a well-rounded graduate. Possible careers include:

  • News Reporter or Video Journalist
  • Digital Video Producer or Audio Producer
  • Voice-Over Talent or Sports Anchor
  • Weather Personality, and more

Mass Communication Courses

Your class schedule will include core courses for your major, Gen Next general education classes, and electives. 

Course NameCourse CodeCredits
Intro to New MediaCM  2253 Credits
Audio Production ICM 2263 Credits
Video Production ICM 2424 Credits
News Writing and ProductionCM 3403 Credits
PodcastingCM 3073 Credits
Communication InternshipCSM 4503 Credits

Careers in Mass Communication

A bachelor's degree in Mass Communication opens up a variety of career opportunities. Some of your options may include:

News Reporter

Video Journalist

Audio/Video Producer

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Build your dream career, one day at a time.

This is day one. From your first semester on campus through graduation day, York College offers expert advice, professional development opportunities, and personalized support to help you navigate the choices that influence your future. 

Explore resources for a successful college experience: 

Meet the Faculty

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Gabriel Cutrufello
Gabriel Cutrufello, Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of Communication and Writing
Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
School of the Arts, Communication and Global Studies
Emily Cope
Emily Cope, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
School of the Arts, Communication and Global Studies
Madhavi Reddi
Madhavi Reddi, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Communication
School of the Arts, Communication and Global Studies
Jeffrey Schiffman
Jeffrey Schiffman, B.A.
Lecturer in Communication (Audio & Radio Production & Mass Communications)
WVYC Radio Station Manager
School of the Arts, Communication and Global Studies

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