Media and Communication Studies

Our program focuses on the creation and analysis of communication and its significance in our global society.

Student -run radio station WVOU

In an era of rapid technological and social change, this program aims to increase awareness of the centrality of media and communication to identity, social order, and democratic processes.  

A degree in Media and Communication Studies prepares students for graduate work in media and communication studies, for careers in the communication and information industries as well as leadership positions in business, law, politics, and education. Students are encouraged to work with their major adviser to develop a course of study that best meets their individual goals and challenges them to consider the relationship between theory and practice.

Majors are encouraged to consider a study abroad program and to complete an internship as part of their department and college requirements. The College’s proximity to Philadelphia, one of the nation’s largest media markets, offers our students a range of internship opportunities in print, broadcast, cable, film, advertising, public relations, and digital media. Majors are expected to participate actively and to assume leadership roles in campus organizations associated with the field of communication. These include the Grizzly, the campus newspaper; WVOU, the campus radio station; Theta Chi, the MCS honors society; and UCTV, the campus cable station. 

Media and Communication Studies News

The (Mis)information Age

Digital technology and social media are powerful tools that influence and shape human behavior and opinion. We’ve seen it first-hand when it comes to politics and elections, social justice issues and activism, and even a global pandemic. Three Ursinus experts in media and technology discuss and debate how digital media has influenced—and even helped or harmed—our society. (cover illustration by: Mikala Campbell)
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Ritter Center

Room 134

Media and Communication Studies

Colleen Grzywacz