What Can I Study?

Why Mansfield?:

We get you ready for a career with hands-on opportunities and personalized advising. If you want to be a name and not a number, MU is the place for you. We truly believe in educating through involvement and learning through experience. The applied nature of our program focuses on involvement in WNTE, MUTV, PRSSA, Athletics, advanced research projects, and professional internships. And our relationship with alumni and the local community provide you with connections and insights that expand on classroom learning. Here's an overview of our programs and the courses you'll take.

We offer two majors: Organizational Communication and Mass Communication. Within each, you'll tailor your courses by selecting a concentration.

Organizational Communication:

The Organizational Communication major prepares students to enter professions such as human resources, patient advocacy, management, retail, sales, and admissions. The program prepares students to interact in relationships and to communicate effectively in small groups and in the workplace. Attention is given to effective gender communication, nonverbal communication, persuasion, cross-cultural communication, and business and professional communication. We have five exciting concentrations to focus your learning and give your career direction. Learn more about Organizational Communication careers.

We offer five concentrations:

Communication Technology Concentration

Corporate Communication Concentration

Interpersonal Communication Concentration

Leadership Concentration

Communication Generalist Concentration

Organizational Communication - Major
Organizational Communication - Minor

Mass Communication:

We offer three concentrations:

Electronic Media Concentration

The Electronic Media concentration prepares students for careers in electronic media: writing, audio and video production, management and sales, on-air talent, law and advertising. It offers a rigorous curriculum in which students design, write, edit, and create their own radio and television programs. Students practice their skills in the Allen Hall Studios. Students can take their talent and get involved in the campus radio station and/or television station. WNTE and MUTV broadcast to the campus and local community. Learn more about Electronic Media careers.

Public Relations Concentration

The Public Relations concentration prepares students to enter PR professions in industry: Entertainment, Education, Music, Politics, Global, Corporate, and Nonprofit, positions such as PR Firm Executive, PR Director, Publicist, Special Events Planner, and work in Crisis Management, Media Relations, Community Relations, Advertising, Social Media, and Marketing Communication. Students design and develop a variety of communication materials for specific audiences. Learn more about PR careers.

Sports Information Concentration (starting Fall 2016)

The Sports Information concentration prepares students to coordinate communication between athletic departments, student-athletes, and coaches as well as disseminate information to the news media and general public. Sports information professionals write a variety of communication material, produce video segments, coordinate interviews with the media, compile statistics, and update social media/digital communication. Learn more about SI careers.