1 What is Mass Communication?
Mass communication is when an individual, a group, or an organization shares a message through a communication channel with a large and diverse audience, including both individuals and organizations. It also includes how messages are actively sought, utilized, understood, and influenced by the audience.
2 Why Should I Study Mass Communication as a Course?
If you are passionate about Media, then studying Mass Communication should be the ideal course for you. Studying at any recognized Nigerian university will allow you to develop a deeper understanding of the course. Mass Communication includes various fields like journalism, print and online media, videography, and public relations.
Another reason why you should study the course is because of the endless career options after your graduation. One fact about the course is that if you do not work for an organization, you can also be self-employed using platforms like YouTube, Facebook, X (Formerly Twitter), and WordPress. You will learn how to choose and use the best communication tools and strategies to share messages, promote products, and support programs effectively.
Note: Please be aware that the requirements listed below may vary in some schools. In such cases, it is recommended to refer to the PDF version of the JAMB Brochure for accurate information.
3 O’Level Requirements to Study Mass Communication
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
To study Mass Communication under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, you need five SSCE credit passes, with English Language being one of the required subjects.
Faculty of Administration
To study Mas Comm in any University in Nigeria, you must have obtained Five (5) SSCE credit passes, including English Language, Literature in English, and Government, plus a pass in Mathematics.
Faculty of Social and Management Science
To pursue a degree in Mass Communication under the Faculty of Social and Management Science at a university, you typically need to have obtained five (5) SSCE credit passes, including English Language, and four (4) other subjects in Arts or Social Sciences.
7 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is Mass Communication a Commercial or Art course?
Mass Communication is an Arts course. In most Nigerian Universities, it falls under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and is also available under the Faculty of Administration and the Faculty of Social and Management Science. However, Commercial students can also study it, depending on the subjects they passed in the SSCE.
Can Science Students Study Mass Communication?
Science students will not be able to study Mass Communication due to the number of core Art Subject Requirements, However, there are other courses under the School of Administration that they are expected to find a course that matches their qualifications.
What Jobs can I apply for after studying Mass Communication?
A degree in Mass Communication can open up various career paths for you. After studying Mass Communication at the University, you can apply for jobs in various fields such as journalism, public relations, social media management, content creation, advertising, news anchoring, radio hosting, video editing, copywriting, and communication management. The field offers diverse career opportunities in media, communication, and related industries.
How many years does it take to Study Mass Communication?
It takes a minimum of 4 years to earn a degree in Mass Communication. However, being a direct entry student should take at least 3 years since you are more likely to start from the 200 Level.
What is the cut-off mark for Mass Communication?
Students who score at least a minimum of 140 in the JAMB UTME are eligible to participate in the POST UTME as part of the requirements for applying to study Mass Communication in their chosen universities.
Note: Note that the conditions mentioned above might differ in some universities. In such instances, it is advisable to check the PDF version of the JAMB Brochure for precise details. You can also access Jamb Subject Combination for other courses.