Degree Programs

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications offers the following areas of concentration leading to a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications.

Journalism

Students who concentrate in this area have a wealth of knowledge to draw from through participation in professional media internships when they reach advanced academic status. Working on Tiger's Roar, the university's award-winning newspaper, and the Tiger's Roar Online Edition, provides valuable experience in newspaper writing, editing, and formatting. In addition to classroom and online instruction by educators who are experts in their fields, selected classes are taught by local working newspaper photographers, journalists, and editors who daily engage in the craft of journalism. Two state-of-the-art iMac labs are available to students who concentrate in online journalism.

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Multimedia and Digital Communications

Students concentrating in Multimedia and Digital Communications will have exposure to a modern production environment complete with a state-of-the-art, high-tech television studio and production room, iMac laboratories and a non-linear editing laboratory (Adobe Premiere). Students have all of the equipment necessary to produce a variety of creative and journalistic programs for television, radio, and film. The video production studio and labs contain high-resolution video cameras, a news set and backdrop, a lighting grid, teleprompters, multiple non-linear editing stations, and a satellite downlink. In addition, the department's majors may work at Savannah State's popular radio station, WHCJ-FM 90.3 and WTRT-TV Tiger's Roar TV in various capacities, such as production technicians, on-air talent, and as news producers, to gain expertise that leads to careers in professional media.

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Public Relations and Strategic Communications

Public Relations and Strategic Communications serve as a management function and as a conduit to an organization and its internal and external stakeholders. Organizations use public relations and advertising to influence and educate target audiences about their goals and purposes.

The department's Public Relations and Strategic Communications concentration prepares students for careers in public relations, advertising and marketing. Students are trained to become creative thinkers, planners, writers, analysts, policy makers, communication directors, publications managers and to pursue professional careers in all areas of communications that call for skills in strategic planning, writing, special event planning, and problem resolution through applied research and communications techniques. Students who concentrate in public relations have access to state-of-the-art computer labs, including an iMac lab (with Adobe PhotoShop, After Effects, Illustrator and InDesign software), a non-linear editing lab, and a fully digital television production studio. Students intern with professional public relations and/or advertising organizations when they acquire junior or senior status, providing them with real-world experience.

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Minor in Mass Communications - Fall 2018-Spring 2021

Minor in Mass Communications (for non-majors only) 15 hours.
 
All students completing a minor in mass communications are required to take and satisfactorily complete fifteen semester hours with a final grade of "C" or above. These hours must include COMM 2101, COMM 3110, COMM 3120, COMM 3302, COMM 3401. 
 

Minor in Mass Communications - Before Fall 2018

Minor in Mass Communications (for non-majors only) 15 hours.

All students completing a minor in mass communications are required to take and satisfactorily complete fifteen semester hours with a final grade of "C" or above. These hours must include COMM 2101 and other communications courses at 3000 or higher levels.