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You want to change minds, inform decisions, manage crises, or shape conversations. Whatever field you plan to do it in, Loyno’s hands-on approach encourages people like you: the strategists, the storytellers, the researchers, the planners, the doers, the fixers.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
Whether your interest is strategic communication or journalism, and whether your tool is print, broadcast, or multimedia, at Loyno, you’ll make your voice the future of mass communication.
In addition to six core courses, journalism majors choose from discipline-specific electives to personalize the program. Following a sequence for print, online, or electronic journalism, the program can truly be tailored to your interests and goals.
At Loyno, we know that persuasive communications happens in both the advertising and public relations worlds and that's why we've put both under the strategic communications (advertising/public relations) sequence. Students in the Strategic Communication sequence study advertising and public relations with an emphasis on one of the two. Students take a core of courses including strategic contention creation, layout and design, research methods, media planning and a capstone.
The Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication degree may also be eligible for completion in three years through our Degree in Three program. Learn more and find out if you're a fit.
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
Loyola University New Orleans offers an online communication degree that trains visionary, ethical and entrepreneurial journalists and communication professionals
The Mass Communication Department offers 3 minors: Mass Communication, Social Media, and Environmental Communication.
Loyola Senior Wins Elite Hearst Television News Award
Breaking news! A Loyola University New Orleans senior has been named one of the top 10 winners in Television News in the 60th annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards program. This is the first-ever Hearst Award won by a student from Loyola New Orleans. The elite competition pulls from the nation’s top journalism and communication schools.
Professional in Residence Gina Swanson wins RTDNA award
Journalism Professional in Residence Gina Swanson, current anchor at New Orleans broadcast station WDSU, was awarded an Edward R. Murrow award by the Radio Television Digital News Association for her work on "Schooled: Education at a Crossroads", a series on the News Orleans school system.
Maroon Staff Honored by Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Media Editors
The Maroon, which hasn't missed a beat since moving online due to COVID-19, was recently honored by the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press for their work in 2019. Maroon writers, photographers, videographers and editors were honored with 11 awards for their coverage of, among topics, the Hard Rock collapse and controversial campus events.
Alumnus Molly Mazzolini shares trade secrets ahead of Championship Game
Molly Mazzolini, class of 1998, stopped by the School of Communication & Design's Public Relations class to talk about her career in sports branding ahead of the championship game between Louisiana State University and Clemson University.
The Maroon named No. 1 Best College Media Outlet of the Year
In judging the Best College Media Outlet award, the College Media Association judges considered excellence in delivering information through multiple channels, including the printed page, video, audio, web, social and mobile.
Center for Environmental Communication
The mission of our center is to educate students in the field of environmental communication.
Digital Communications Hub
We help bring breaking news, exciting updates, and world-class research to the world. Any time news happens, we are prepared to bring fast and easy access to our faculty experts, administrators, staff, and researchers.
See what our faculty and students are accomplishing
Lily Cummings, a senior journalism major is an intern for CBS News as well as an RTDNA President and Maroon Minute producer
Mass Communication alumnus Tom Llamas named anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight" weekend editions
Skye Ray, a senior journalism major, has been selected as a member of the 2019 National Association of Black Journalists Student Multimedia Projects and as a fellow for the Society of Professional Journalists at the 2019 Excellence in Journalism Conference.