Mass Communication

The Communication curriculum begins with a thorough introduction to the historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations upon which all communication activity is based. Students begin in Pre-Communication, and after successfully completing three required Pre-Communication courses with a 3.0 GPA or higher, may proceed to the upper-level General Communication major or select a concentration in:

  • Mass communication* - includes courses in professional and journalistic writing and news as strategic communication; the symbols created by mass communication and the role of mass media in society; and the translation of theory into media production in telecommunication areas such as video production, editing, and programming.



Points of Pride

  • The School of Communication at Purdue is consistently ranked among the top programs in America in The Gourman Report.
  • Communication majors are encouraged to take advantage of internship and study abroad opportunities, and their curriculum and faculty support these important experiential enrichment opportunities. 
  • Fast Track and Fast Track Te Informa are Purdue University's student news television.  Students and faculty produce and create all shows.

*Regardless of communication concentration of interest, choose communication on the undergraduate admission application.

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Plan of Study

Degree in 3

2018-19 Plan of Study - Mass Communication, BA

2017-18 Plan of Study - Mass Communication, BA

2016-17 Plan of Study - Mass Communication, BA

2015-16 Plan of Study - Mass Communication, BA

2014-15 Plan of Study - Mass Communication, BA

Brian Lamb School of Communication

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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