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Bachelor's Degree in Speech/Media Communication Education (Secondary Certification)

A major in communication arts stresses the diversity of human communication and can translate into many career options. Required courses in speech and media communication education have been selected to give you a foundation in most of the key areas of communication research today, while elective options allow you to focus on specific communication studies, such as mass communication or rhetoric. Our classes average 15 students, small enough to allow you a chance to really get to know your classmates and your teachers.

Our campus television station (TV-19) and campus radio station (WCCR) gives students with a communication major hands-on experience in the production of original programming for the college and the community. Students can also gain valuable journalistic experience through involvement with our campus newspaper, The Patriot. If competition is more your style, our nationally recognized Speech and Debate team (affiliated with the National Speech Fraternity Pi Kappa Delta) is currently the top ranked program in the Commonwealth. Our students compete at the state, regional and national level to uphold our reigning title. No matter how you choose to participate, through the media communication education secondary certification program, you may attain practical experience for credit through forensics, broadcasting practicum, or professional internships.

We also offer an Internship Program which allows students of this mass communications degree program to earn credit for “real life” on-the-job training in radio, TV, public relations, and journalism.

What can I do with a Mass Communication degree?

Many of our Kentucky communication majors find work in the fields of broadcasting, journalism, education, and business.  The career outcomes are vast a mass communication major:

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Address System Announcer
  • Radio/Television Announcer
  • Writer/Author

Fill out the form on this page and give your passion to others by becoming a Communications or Speech Teacher. 




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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.