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College of Information and Communications

Degree Programs

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 


Aspiring reporters and editors can choose between journalism and broadcast journalism, or the more broad mass communications major. We also offer majors in advertising and public relations.  Students interested in using illustrative ways to create and share information can study visual communications

Minors and Concentrations

Students enrolled at the University of South Carolina can minor in one of the following areas of study in our college:

  • Advertising and public relations.
  • Informatics.
  • Mass communications. 
  • Social Media and Mass Communications
  • Sports Media

Sports Media Concentration

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications has expanded its classes, internships and other opportunities for students interested in pursuing a concentration in sports media. The new concentration is open to students in any of the school’s six majors.


We offer a post-bachelor's degree certificate in health communication.


Students can begin their graduate education by choosing one of three master's programs in journalism and mass communication. We also offer a joint mass communication and law degree.


Students pursing a doctoral degree may choose our program of study in mass communication.

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