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Dr. Robert Taylor, Associate Dean and head of the School of Arts and Communication, knows why it is the perfect choice for you.

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Obama Florida Tech pass for bloggerAs a communication major, David was able to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Florida Tech. In September of 2012, President Obama came to Florida Tech and David attended as a member of the press with media credentials!

Experience David's presidential access and explore all the advice for future journalists in his Florida Tech blog!

Media Maven

Dr. EdwardsDr. Heidi Hatfield Edwards, professor of communication, researches communication and social issues, particularly how the news media impacts society. She is also committed to helping students find opportunities to work on real life projects.

Learn more about Dr. Edwards in her Florida Tech Faculty Profile.

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Testimonials

David Barkholz '14
Communication
Alumni
The best thing about the communication department is its size. They may be small, but nearly everybody – students and professors – knows each other, making for close-knit sub-community on campus.
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Prepare for the Age of Diverse Digital Age of Media with Florida Tech’s Multiplatform Journalism Degree

Explore the many facets of mass communication and journalism and enter the workforce ready to become a journalist or work in marketing, social media, public relations, video production and more.

Graduates with a degree from Florida Tech in Multiplatform Journalism enter the workforce with the skills needed to prepare story content for the diverse range of media available today. Combining journalism and communication technology, graduates understand how to merge text, images and video to create engaging content to publish across any number of digital platforms. Whether working in news, marketing, social media, public relations, multi-media development, broadcasting or website communication, graduates with a bachelor’s in multiplatform journalism are also trained in media law and ethics. Plus, as a science and technology focused university, Florida Tech graduates have focused experience in creating and publishing for the sciences.

Superior Credentials

U.S. News & World Report ranks Florida Tech a Tier One Best National University (2013) and the Times of London Higher Education ranks Florida Tech among the top 20 small universities in the world. In addition, Florida Tech ranked in the top 10 percent for return on investment 20 years after graduation in the 2016 PayScale College ROI Report. 

Experienced Communications Faculty

The rapidly changing communications industry demands professionals with relevant experience who can guide students to master professional excellence, ethics and leadership. Students earning a multiplatform journalism degree at Florida Tech are part of a small, collegial community where professors mentor students in a collaborative learning environment. The faculty boasts expertise in fields including public relations, corporate social responsibility, healthcare, communication and social issues, crisis management and politics.

Research Opportunities in Mass Communication and Journalism

Professors have a variety of research interests in which students may participate including corporate communication strategies and reputation management, the role of popular culture artifacts on collective memory, intercultural communication, and communication and social issues. These hands-on learning experiences

Gain Real-Life Experience to Become a Journalist in the Media Practicum Course

Students in the multiplatform journalism degree program build their skills with hands-on exposure in the media practicum course. Students work for the campus newspaper or WFIT, the on-campus public radio station. Students also get internship experience with a local newspaper, radio, television, social media, public relations or marketing organization. Classroom and internship experience expands gives students exposure to the many career options available in the industry.

Special Projects Expand Multiplatform Journalism Experience

Students in the multiplatform journalism degree program complete a senior design course in the final year of their program producing a media-related project. The media practicum course gives students a chance to work for the student newspaper or on-campus public radio station and see what is involved if they become a journalist. In addition, students complete an internship with a local media outlet or with an on-campus department.

Multiplatform Journalism Career Opportunities

Graduates with a multiplatform journalism degree find employment in positions including broadcasting, video editing and production, web content development, social media content development, writing or editing for newspapers and magazines, blogging, public relations and digital design. Students can also choose to continue their education in graduate school pursuing mass communication and journalism, corporate communication, publishing, instructional design, multimedia development, teaching or law.

FastTrack Global Strategic Communication Master's Program

Eligible multiplatform journalism students can take graduate level course work while still an undergraduate to finish a graduate degree in less time than they could in a traditional program.

Location

Florida Tech is in the heart of Florida’s Space Coast, among a robust Central Florida media market. Communication-related internships and employment opportunities are found in the area’s range of large corporations, government institutions and military organizations.