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Mass Communication Minor

Mass Communication Minor

Mass Communication students can explore a variety of topics and perspectives related to media, journalism, public relations, and advertising. Classes address writing and multimedia storytelling on multiple platforms, including blogging, online reporting, social media, and video. Students will be exposed to the changing digital environment of media, and ideas like how media environments can both subvert and reinforce hegemonic norms.  

In addition to the required Media Literacy course, the Mass Communication minor also features electives for media management and economics, digital and social media, photography for journalists, broadcast journalism, audio reporting and podcasting, public relations and advertising research, data and media analytics, gender, race, and media, and a variety of other options.


What Will I Learn? 

Students are able to choose from a wide variety of electives across public relations and advertising, as well as broadcast, photo, print, and multimedia journalism, and will learn how to:

  • Understand media and media literacy
  • Understand mass communication organizations
  • Write for media
  • Produce digital multimedia content, including photos, video, and sound


Faculty Affiliates

Dr. Edgar Simpson
Director, School of Communication

Dr. Lindsey Maxwell
Minor Coordinator


  • Digital Content Producer
  • Journalism Professional
  • Public Relations
  • Copywriter
  • Advertising Practitioner
  • Reporter


Unique Opportunities

The Student Media Center is located in College Hall and offers opportunities for students to get involved in broadcast journalism through Southern Miss TV, radio production through 88.5 WUSM, and print and multimedia journalism through the Student Printz.  All students are welcome and encouraged to become involved in the Student Media Center. 


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Mass Communication Minor Hattiesburg

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School of Communication

School of Communication
106 College Hall
118 College Dr. #5121
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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