Become familiar with the evolving mass communications field while gaining hands-on experience in news writing, broadcast and more.
A.S. Mass Communication Overview
Campbellsville’s online mass communications degree allows you to explore the fundamentals of mass media and how it plays a role in today’s society. The program equips you with the knowledge and practical experience necessary to land a job in this demanding and evolving field. Taught by faculty members who have real-world experience, the online degree also provides the flexibility and convenience of being able to study on your own time.
Our online mass communications degree covers the basics of radio and television broadcasting, digital media, reporting and news writing. You will learn about the various types of mass media and how they have evolved throughout the years, along with how they affect individuals and influence society. The program further uncovers the regulations related to this field. You’ll discover how to appropriately utilize social media, as well as how to produce photographs that tell stories. The program covers public relations, including communication strategies, crisis communication and international public relations. Additionally, you will discover how to write and edit stories for print and broadcast while adhering to the Associated Press Stylebook.
The degree requires a one-hour practicum course, in which you will complete 45 hours of work. Campbellsville has its own school newspaper, radio and television stations through which you can complete the practicum. You can also take the practicum through the university’s public relations office or other media outlet.
Campbellsville University offers one of the best private school mass communications programs in the nation. Our online communications programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Test Drive an Online Course
The two-year online mass communications degree consists of 60 credit hours. You can choose two out of five elective choices in order to complete the degree. The program also requires a practicum course.
The General Education component of undergraduate degrees provides the student with a basic understanding of a broad range of subjects. This supports the liberal arts emphasis of the University’s academic mission.
MAC 140: Introduction to Communication must be included in your 29 credits of general education courses.
- MAC 175: Intro to Broadcasting/Digital Media
- MAC 210: Mass Media and Society
- MAC 240: Reporting and News Writing
- MAC 245: Copy Editing
- MAC 300: Social Media
- MAC 330: Photojournalism
- MAC 345: Mass Media Ethics
- MAC 365: Public Relations
- MAC 386: Practicum
Choose two of the following:
- MAC 275: : Broadcasting and Digital Media I
- MAC 370: Media Advertising
- MAC 375: Broadcasting and Digital Media II
- MAC 380: Special Topics
- MAC 465: Graphic Design for Mass Media
In order to apply to Campbellsville University’s accredited mass communications degree, prospective students must submit or complete the following:
- Complete the online application.
- Submit copies of official transcripts from each college or university previously or currently attended. A complete record of all courses attempted must also be included.
- Submit an official copy of their high school transcript and an official ACT or SAT score report to the Office of Admissions if transferring less than 24 credit hours.
Costs & Financial Aid
The mass communications degree costs $399 per credit hour. In order to help students afford their education, Campbellsville University’s staff is available to work with students to discover available financial aid options.
There are several academic, performance and diversity scholarships available for mass communications students.
Students can transfer a maximum of 32 credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university.
Campbellsville University is a military-friendly school and a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon program. Students who are currently serving at home or abroad or are veterans can further their education in a conducive online environment.
Careers in Mass Communications
Graduates of Campbellsville's online mass communications degree can apply their knowledge to several careers. Potential career outcomes include:
- Social media communications specialist
- Public relations specialist
- Brand manager
- News reporter
- Media planner
Why CU Online?
Focused on Your Growth
Our well-rounded education in the arts and sciences is central to our goal of fostering your personal and professional growth.
Founded in 1906 as a Christian university, we welcome diverse perspectives and prepare students to become Christian servant leaders.
Affordable and Convenient
Campbellsville seeks to provide an affordable education for its students. Our online degree programs are in a convenient format so you can study whenever and wherever you want.
Campbellsville University is traditionally fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Benefits of Learning Online
Campbellsville University offers several dynamic online degrees so that students can continue their education and hone their skills. Campbellsville’s online campus has been recognized as one of the best by numerous outlets. The institution’s faculty members have real-world experience in their fields, so students can get a glimpse of working in their prospective career. Students can also conveniently fit online coursework into their busy schedules.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
Yes, you can transfer up to 72 credits for a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. You can view more information on transferring credits on the transfer credits page.
Yes. You will have to complete the FAFSA form, and we will then determine your eligibility for any financial aid. Visit our financial aid page to learn more about your options, which include scholarships and grants.
You can apply to our online degree programs through the online application form. Remember to submit official copies of your high school and/or college transcripts, along with any other required documentation that is specific to your degree program. You can visit the admissions process page to learn more about what to expect throughout the process.