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At a Glance

Program Credit Hours

60 – 64 credit hours

  • General Education: 44 – 46
  • Major / Concentration: 16 – 18
  • Communication Internship

Standard Completion Time

  • 2 Years


  • HLC

Communication: Mass Media

Why Study Mass Media

Ancilla College offers an Associate Degree with a concentration in Communication. This degree is designed to prepare students who want to pursue a career in the dynamic fields of Public Relations, Journalism, Broadcasting or Communication in general. Your degree will also prepare you for advanced courses at a senior institution.

The primary goals of the Communication program are to introduce students to the history of Communication, to present them with courses enabling them to understand different sectors of the field, and to familiarize them with the regular practice of journalism.

What are Your Career Options?

  • Reporter
  • Public Relations Professional
  • Writer
  • Politician
  • Researcher
  • Content Specialist
  • And More! 


The following is an example of the Ancilla Mass Media Program semester curriculum and is subject to change.

Usual First Semester Courses

  • Freshman Seminar
  • Public Speaking
  • Computer Literacy
  • Writing I
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology Course

Usual Second Semester Courses

  • Writing II
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Journalism I: Writing for Media
  • Fine Arts or Language Course
  • Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology Course

Usual Third Semester Courses

  • Cinema History
  • Literature Course
  • Religion or Philosophy Course
  • Journalism II: Emerging Media

Usual Fourth Semester Courses

  • Literature Course
  • Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology Course
  • College Algebra
  • Communication Internship


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

Mail: P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Location: 9601 Union Road, Plymouth, IN, 46563.

Call toll-free: 1.866.ANCILLA (866) 262-4552 or (574) 936-8898.


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