Media and Communication Studies

Our program focuses on the creation and analysis of communication and its significance in our global society.

Student -run radio station WVOU

In an era of rapid technological and social change, this program aims to increase awareness of the centrality of media and communication to identity, social order, and democratic processes.  

A degree in Media and Communication Studies prepares students for graduate work in media and communication studies, for careers in the communication and information industries as well as leadership positions in business, law, politics, and education. Students are encouraged to work with their major adviser to develop a course of study that best meets their individual goals and challenges them to consider the relationship between theory and practice.

Majors are encouraged to consider a study abroad program and to complete an internship as part of their department and college requirements. The College’s proximity to Philadelphia, one of the nation’s largest media markets, offers our students a range of internship opportunities in print, broadcast, cable, film, advertising, public relations, and digital media. Majors are expected to participate actively and to assume leadership roles in campus organizations associated with the field of communication. These include the Grizzly, the campus newspaper; WVOU, the campus radio station; Theta Chi, the MCS honors society; and UCTV, the campus cable station. 

Media and Communication Studies News

Do conservatives feel shamed by the media?

Polling shows that trust in the media among conservatives is low and dropping, but until now, there hasn’t been much research to understand why. Professors Doron Taussig and Anthony Nadler performed extensive research to gauge conservatives’ perceptions of media coverage for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. Here is what they found.

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Ritter Center

Room 134

Media and Communication Studies

Colleen Grzywacz