Kennedy Fine Arts Building

Department of Journalism and Mass Communications 

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications (JMC) offers courses leading to a baccalaureate degree (B.A.) with a strong foundation in journalism, public relations and strategic communications, or multimedia and digital communications. In addition to getting skills in all three areas, students can choose to focus on the following areas in the form of certificates or professional certifications:

  • BA in Mass Communications 
  • BA in Mass Communications + Social Media Certificate
  • Ba in Mass Communications + Public Relations and Public Affairs Certificate
  • BA in Mass Communications + Film Certificate
  • BA in Mass Communications + Film & Television Production (Georgia Film Academy)
  • BA in Mass Communications + Film & Television Post-Production (Georgia Film Academy)
  • BA in Mass Communications + Digital Entertainment, Esports & Game Development (Georgia Film Academy)

The department offers courses in multimedia publishing, photography for multimedia, multimedia production, public relations, non-linear editing, web design, copy editing, social media, TV production, new media, law and ethics, African Americans in the media, to name a few. For the complete list of courses, click here.

Students will have many opportunities before graduation to develop professional skills. JMC offers a fully functional television production studio and control room, Tiger's Roar, SSU's award-winning student newspaper, a converged student media center, and a podcast station. JMC also offers public relations and advertising experience in and out of the classroom through internships, volunteer opportunities, a student-led PR agency, and classroom projects. 

Students also have the opportunity to engage with professional organizations, including the Public Relations Society of America (PRSSA), and the Mass Communication Student Association (MCSA), among others.


Department's Main Office
Whiting Hall, Room 217
Phone: (912) 358-3378

Juliana Maria Trammel, Ph.D, Chair

Dr. Juliana Trammel 

Whiting Hall, 217 

For a full list of JMC faculty and staffCLICK HERE.

Program Coordinators: