Major in Media Communication

Become a communication specialist • Build your own emphasis • Impact the world

Media communication lets you make an impact. JBU gives you the keys.

In the media communication major, you will be able to choose the parts of the digital journalism, media production and public relations emphases that prepare you the best for your goals. At JBU you will learn to speak, write and use media effectively, all staple skills that open up a wide variety of career option.

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Media Communication at JBU - You'll get to:

Create in Great Spaces

The newly renovated space in the Communication Department provides students with professional settings for hands-on media training to prepare for a media career.

Apply Your Skills

Students fulfill their internship requirements at global and non-profit organizations, media publications and church communication departments as communication and public relations specialists.

Publish Your Work

Find stories, work under deadlines, plan layouts and publish your work every week in JBU’s award-winning newspaper the Threefold Advocate.

Write in Washington D.C.

Develop your voice, streamline your writing and get hands-on experience through internships at the Washington Journalism Center in Washington D.C. - all for JBU credit.

What Could You Do With A Media Communication Degree?

Communications Specialist

Businesses in both the public and private sector need people to facilitate the mechanics of the business. Communication majors learn how to use multiple forms of media to engage audiences and get messages across clearly.

Development Officers

Many organizations look for individuals who can excite and engage others in the mission of their organization. These professionals meet with clients, communicate goals and raise funds or awareness for their organization.

 Speech Writing

Many corporations and firms will pay for people to encourage others to empathize or agree with corporate goals. Also, many businesses want people who can work with representatives in displaying a great company image.

Lobbyist

Lobbyist work for large firms, awareness groups, unions and businesses. These professionals advocate for their clients, which means they need excellent skills in communication, writing and critical thinking.

Customer Service

Communication majors learn how to find creative solutions, which is exactly what companies look for when hiring for customer service positions.

College Admissions

Colleges, universities, seminaries and graduate schools all need help maintaining enrollment, and communication majors are perfect for the job. These positions require excellence in dialogue abilities, diligence, creative thinking and helpful attitudes

Public Relations

This position requires mediation between an organization or company and the press. Protecting the company image is crucial, and can be done through many forms of media, which is why communication majors are great for these positions.

Stage Technicians

Communication majors learn about audio, video, lighting and recording, which are talents needed in stage technicians. Small theater companies or large film organizations look for talented individuals who can work with a variety of media.

Marketing Communications Specialist

Businesses in the public and private sector are always looking for professionals who can help them market their product. Specifically, they look for individuals who can use a variety of media in creative ways to market their products to specific demographics. 

Special Events Coordinator

This type of marketing job requires individuals who can communicate with outside customers for a company, remain organized and still specialize in customer service.

Media Relations

Businesses may look for people to help them with marketing in television, radio, social media or other print material.

Media Coordinator

This position requires excellence in communication to coordinate marketing between different types of media. Companies hire media coordinators to work with internal communications as well as handle brand image, campaigns and marketing images.

News Writer

Magazines, newspapers, news channels, online reporting, business public relations and other venues want individuals who can quickly write news about or for the company.

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