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Frequently Asked Questions


What can I do with a degree in mass communication?

The mass communication major is designed to give students a broad understanding of the media communication process.  Understanding today’s media is critical for nearly all industries.  Students with a degree in mass communication should possess strong speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills that most employers covet.  Graduates of our program work in a wide range of industries including public relations, promotion, audio production, video production, graphic design, sales, events planning, journalism, marketing, and much more.  Mass Communication graduates also work in various government agencies.


Where do Mass Communication graduates from Frostburg State University work?

Places our graduates work include, among many others:

  • The Baltimore Orioles
  • National Geographic
  • The Air Guard
  • Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
  • Discovery Communication
  • Universal Studios
  • BET
  • Home Shopping Network
  • SiriusXM
  • Allegany Radio Corporation
  • The Rachel Ray Show
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Under Armour
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Western Maryland Health System
  • MTV
  • BBC
  • Numerous radio and television stations
  • Numerous government agencies including the CIA, the Justice Department, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Homeland Security


Why FSU?

Frostburg State University is known for small class sizes and individual student assistance.  The Mass Communication faculty are committed to the same approach.  Students are assigned an advisor within the Department who will help guide them through the curriculum.  We do expect students to take responsibility for their success, but are willing to answer questions and provide assistance when called upon.


Do I have to be a mass communication major/minor to participate in FSU-TV3?

All Frostburg State University students can participate in FSU-TV3, but priority will be given to mass communication majors and students enrolled in specific mass communication classes.


How big is the Department of Mass Communication?

The mass communication major is one of the largest majors at Frostburg State University.  There are approximately 200 students majoring in mass communication.


How big will my Mass Communication classes be?

Despite the large number of students within the major we strive to have small classes.  Hands-on “skills” classes typically have 15 or fewer students.  Traditional “lecture-oriented” classes generally have about 25 students.


How do I declare my major or minor in mass communication?

If you would like to declare a major or a minor in mass communication you may contact the departmental office at 301.687.3049, email us at mcom@frostburg.edu, or stop by the office in Guild Center 119.  The office is generally open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.


How do I get assigned an advisor within the Department of Mass Communication?

Once you officially declare your mass communication major you will be assigned an advisor within the department.  We attempt to match students with advisors who have similar professional interests.  If you have a personal preference, regarding an advisor assignment, we will do our best to accommodate it.