2016 Commencement speaker and award-winning Delta College Collegian Editor Megan Maxey is well on her way to a journalism career. Megan says her education at Delta College was "life-changing." The academic and career training opportunities at Delta College are numerous. Go for it!
Why Choose Our Mass Communication/Journalism Program?
The study of mass communication was once focused on three core distribution systems: newspapers, television and radio. Today's professionals are tasked with relaying messages across various multimedia platforms on the Internet, often with less oversight as speed becomes more essential to relay content.
In Delta College's Mass Communication/Journalism program, students are instructed in historical theories and foundations, with emphasis on how ethical communication techniques can be applied in the modern era. Our approach the subject matter is dynamic, as new platforms to provide content across channels are developed daily. Our conversations change every semester to respond to the industry and current technologies.
In addition to a core class focusing on an introduction to the subject matter, students are offered practical application through work on the award-winning campus newspaper and newspaper website, The Collegian-SJDC Student Newspaper
New to Delta College's mass communication offerings is an introductory multimedia course with a curriculum that tasks students to become platform-agile communicators through writing, video, photo, audio and web-based storytelling.
Our program offers fundamental skills while allowing students to build communication portfolios to take to the next level - whether directly to the job market or with further study at a four-year college.
What Are The Degree and Certificate Options?
- Multimedia, Certificate of Achievement
- Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication Option, Associate in Arts
Mass Communication and Journalism courses are designed to develop a strong base of knowledge and skills that will serve as a foundation for further study of Mass Communication/Journalism. Those who are pursuing a career may choose to complete an Associate in Arts degree and then transfer to a California State University (CSU) with a major in Mass Communication/Journalism.
For Degree and Certificate requirements, please visit the College Catalog.
What Can I Do With My Degree?
A degree in Mass Communication/Journalism provides essential skills in interaction through multi-media based applications. Our curriculum emphasizes ethical interaction in addition to knowledge through practical application.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, students earning a degree in this field can work in the following occupations: journalist, editor, web content production, public relations, technical writer, video camera operator, writer, author and social media specialist. The skills learned can also be applied to other fields where social media-driven interactions are now commonplace.