The Media Studies major gives students the opportunity to take a focused selection of courses in journalism, public relations, public speaking and media theory. In addition, Media Studies majors will have the opportunity to take courses in Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, English, Art and Theater.
While graduates are prepared to go on to graduate studies, Media Studies majors are also prepared for such positions as a press secretary, speechwriter, reporter or communication researcher. The major is excellent preparation for careers in advertising, public relations or publishing, as well. Internships are a popular feature of the Media Studies program: students spend a few hours per week or an entire term getting on-the-job training and learning from professionals in the field.
Ambrose students have interned at virtually every television and radio station and newspaper in the area, including the NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates, The Quad City Times, Moline Dispatch and Rock Island Argus. These professional experiences have a direct influence on employment after graduation.