Mass Communications
  • The Dora Byron Memorial Scholarship
  • The Harold Newell Scholarship
  • The George Fields Whatley Scholarship

Mass Communications

Bachelor of Arts
At a Glance

The Mass Communications Program provides a top-quality educational preparation for entering careers in electronic media (radio, television, and online) production, print and broadcast journalism, and public relations. The curriculum provides a balance between skills courses taught in state-of-the-art digital facilities and other necessary courses in media industry structure and operations, law, ethics, and research. Most of our graduates enter the work force upon graduating, but if a graduate education is part of your plan, our degree will provide you with the preparation you need. Our proximity to Atlanta, the ninth largest U.S. media market, affords great opportunities for our students. Media professionals regularly address our classes and our students have abundant opportunities for shadowing professionals, internships, and involvement with Atlanta area media and public relations professional organizations.

Why should I choose UWG's Mass Communications program?
  • Access to state of the art technologies.
  • Diverse faculty.
  • Our location in the Atlanta media market is the ninth largest in the country.
Are there any special opportunities available?
  • Internship programs (local, national, international)
  • Practical experience in media (radio, TV, newspaper) and public relations
What can I do after graduation, graduate school and job-wise?
  • Careers
    • Jobs in mass communications (journalism, production, public relations) and theatre production and performance
  • Further Education
    • Preparation for graduate school in mass communications
What kind of student organizations, clubs or honorary societies can I join?
  • Mass Communications Society
What kind of facilities and equipment will be made available to me?
  • UTV: University Television—fully digital studio and postproduction facilities; operates Charter Cable Educational Access Channel (UTV-13).
  • WUWG radio station (A Georgia Public Broadcasting station).
Does the faculty specialize in certain areas?
  • Diversity in media, media economics, media law, media literacy, new media, public relations, television and radio production