WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN Media and Communication Studies

A major in Media and Communication Studies (MCS) focuses on communication skills in the spoken and written form, and the exploration of why people communicate as they do in various formats and contexts.    The MCS major prepares students for careers in the communication and information industries as well as leadership positions in business, law, politics, education and non-profits. Depending upon their interests, MCS graduates may find employment opportunities as communication consultants, media and marketing specialists, trainers, and public relations specialists.   Students are also well prepared to enter a variety of graduate and professional school programs.

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Related Career Titles

Account Executive Manager/Administrator
Associate Producer Market Research Analyst
Audio/Visual Specialist Media Specialist
Broadcasting Journalist Negotiator
Campaign Manager News Associate
Communications Lawyer Photographer
Communications Professor Photojournalist
Copy Writer Production Assistant
Counselor PSA Director
Customer/Consumer Relations Public Relations Specialist
Editorial Assistant Publisher
Entertainment Agent Radio & TV Sports Announcer
Events Planner Recruiter
Fundraiser Sales Representative
Government Relations Social Worker
Graphic Artist Special Events Coordinator
Guidance Counselor Speech Pathologist
Human Resources Manager Technical Writer
Journalist Translator

This is just a sampling of titles, for a more comprehensive list and details on the professions including employment outlook and salary information, log into the Focus Program.


Recent Media and Communication Studies Internships


Colin Hart internship with the Great Wall Club, Beijing, China

  • 97.5 The Fanatic
  • Burligton County Times
  • MIB Mediaworks
  • Nancy Glass Productions
  • Northern Light Productions
  • Red Bank RiverCenter
  • Sitecats Web Development
  • The Press of Atlantic City
  • Washington Capitals (Monumental Sports and Entertainment)
  • Williamsport Sun Gazette

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Employers who have hired Media and Communication Majors
  • Bear Bear Pro
  • Comcast-Spectacor
  • EJH Media Freelance
  • Gloucester County Times/News of Cumberland County
  • NBC Universal
  • Rose Manufacturing
  • Skipper Dipper
  • The Advisory Board Company
  • The Edison Group
  • The Uptown Entertainment Alliance

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Graduate Schools attended by  Media and Communication Graduates
  • American University
  • Emerson College
  • Parsons New School
  • Rowan University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • The Institute of Production and Recording
  • Towson University
  • University of Florida
  • Villanova University
  • Widener University

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