Mass Communication

Program Overview

Why Study Mass Communication at TFC?

The Communication Studies major offers a concentration for those who want to pursue a more dedicated line of study in Mass Communication. The Mass Communication concentration seeks to produce culturally informed citizens with a high degree of media literacy who are thus well-equipped for service to the Kingdom in the creation and reception of mediated communication forms. The Communication Studies major operates five student managed publications that allow for hands on experience in a variety of contemporary media, including an online radio/podcast station, a video streaming and production unit, an online newspaper, the college yearbook, and social media platforms. It is the purpose of the Communication Studies major to equip future communication professionals and/or graduate students with a framework that will encourage them to do all things in pursuit of truth.

Through the Mass Communication program students will gain hands-on experience through specific involvement in field-related work areas involving our several student-run media outlets and other department related activities. Additionally, through internships, Mass Communication majors will have a chance to work alongside professionals in their desired career areas including an option of participating in a Film Studies semester in Los Angeles.

Mass Communication concentration students
  • Journalism
  • Leadership
  • Media Studies
  • Public Relations
Program Video

Communication Studies

“You know one critical thing about communication is that no matter what we do, we do it by communicating, so communication impacts everything we do.”

Dr. Curt N. Wanner
Professor of Communication
Group of students at a table working on laptops
Degree Layout

Mass Communication Courses

The Mass Communications Concentration in the Communications major is a 126 hour program that includes 69 hours of general education courses (including 30 hours of Bible & Theology), 20 hours of open electives, and 37 hours in Communication-specific courses (19-25 of which are hours dedicated to the Mass Communications concentration).

Featured Courses:

  • Rhetoric of Media
  • Narrative & Image
  • Media & Society
  • Media Production
  • Writing for Media
Javen Bear


I am so grateful for the experience and wisdom I gained in the Mass Communication Studies program. I enjoyed the balance of course work that included both theory, practice, philosophy, and technique. In the classroom, I read philosophers and was introduced to important communication scholars, and I also got to learn how to shoot and produce my own short film. I took the job of Eagle Radio manager in my junior year. As the manager of this student publication, I was able to work with other students to record, produce, and distribute podcasts from the college’s recording studio. Whether I was working on assignments or working in the studio, I always felt supported by my professors. Overall, the Mass Communication Studies program has been a worthwhile, transformative experience. Communication is fundamental to existence, and it was my great privilege to learn about the kingdom of God from this perspective.
Javen Bear, Class of 2021
Career Choices

What can you do with a Mass Communication concentration?

When you earn a degree in Communication Studies with a Mass Communication concentration, you will find that there are many career opportunities available to you. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs, such as:

Media Specialist

In many organizations, a skilled work force of media specialists are necessary. With an interpersonal & public communication degree, graduates would be prepared to enter a variety of media fields including: film & production, social media, radio, newspaper and digital arts.

Marketing Manager

A marketing manager with a mass communication background is able to create and implement marketing strategies for an organization. The marketing manager works closely with the sales team and the communications team in order to move the entire organization toward its goals.


A degree in mass communication would prepare students for a career in journalism. A journalist or reporter are gifted in communicating a story via the written or spoken word through a variety of media methods.

Public Relations Specialist

Many mass  communication graduates pursue the field of public relations. A public relation specialist is responsible for developing communication strategies around a specific brand.

Meet the Professors

Communication Studies