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Broadcasting and mass communication

This Oswego program — which has produced national and international broadcasting stars — incorporates practical experience as you learn about broadcast production, media history, communication, regulations and the social/economic impact of the media, and management and sales techniques.

Many hands-on opportunities in front of or behind the camera, in control rooms and on the radio — including with some of the best campus facilities anywhere — make Oswego's broadcasting program a launch pad for countless successful careers. A combined broadcasting BA + MBA program prepares those interested in broadcasting management positions. We also offer an all-online bachelor's in broadcasting.

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In addition to campus radio and TV organizations, you can join the local chapter of Alpha Epsilon Rho, a national broadcasting organization that familiarizes students with the industry and helps members find jobs after graduation. Seek an internship or co-op opportunity and gain valuable experience; Oswego students have been placed at major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, MTV, ESPN), regional radio and television stations, state and federal agencies and not-for-profit civic and cultural groups. Our Hollywood POV program takes you to the West Coast media capital to learn about, and connect with alumni working in, major entertainment and news operations. You can also help organize the annual Dr. Lewis B. O'Donnell Media Summit, which brings some of the most prominent names in the industry to campus.


Opportunities include

  • Producer
  • Director
  • News anchor
  • Press secretary
  • Media researcher
  • Media buyer
  • Reporter
  • Video editor

Graduate studies may include

  • Business
  • Public relations
  • Communications
  • Information science


Campus media — NPR affiliate WRVO-FM, student-run WTOP-TV and WNYO-FM and The Oswegonian — offer valuable extracurricular opportunities on top-notch equipment. Additional facilities include a new digital television studio, multimedia laboratories, radio studios and multitrack recording facilities.

“I learned so much in classes about video production and public speaking through getting involved with the college TV station WTOP and the Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit and interning at ‘The Late Show with David Letterman.' Do as much as you can, as fast as you can. Find something that interests you.”

— Tyler Edic ’13