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UCO COVID-19 protocols remain in place for the spring 2021 semester. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage. View a list of UCO's virtual services

The Professional Media major prepares students to discuss the role of professional communication media in a free society and in an interconnected world; produce industry-quality content for diverse and converged media platforms; evaluate the ethical standards and practices of media professionals; and address local, national, and global issues through participation in UCentral Student Media

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The Professional Media program combines video, print, journalism, broadcast, radio, producing, writing and editing to offer a comprehensive education to prepare for careers in media.

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Student Organizations

The Department of Mass Communication has various student and professional organizations that both support and help Professional Media majors develop skills to advance their learning.


Career Opportunities

There are numerous career opportunities available for Professional Media majors, including: 

  • Journalist
  • Reporter
  • Anchor
  • Director
  • Information Officer
  • Film/Television
  • Digital Media
  • On-Air Personality
  • Producer
  • Social Media Coordinator

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Take advantage of these opportunities in the metro which may spark your interest and even boost your resume.