Harper College

Mass Communication

Begin your communication studies

Reaching the masses is easier now than ever. Just as one tweet can break crucial news, one video, story or investigation can release information to a large amount of people. As the news industry keeps evolving due to new technology, social media and storytelling methods, a strong education in media research, trends, analyzation and laws is critical in having a successful career.

Studying mass communication at Harper College allows you to expand your knowledge of the history, impact and development of media. Courses topics covering topics like journalism, audio production, film history, photojournalism assess all aspects of the media today in order to teach you how to use tools in your career.

As part of the program, students have the opportunity to participate in Harper's competitive Speech and Debate Team, The Harbinger Online and Harper's radio station WHCM-FM Radio.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in mass communication, journalism, broadcasting, public relations or related major. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Earn a workforce credential

Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program.

Flexible program options

Explore Mass Communication Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Mass Communication degree/certificate programs. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Mass Communication Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Last Updated: 4/8/24