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isaaq
4 months ago
Mass communication has more employment opportunities than political science, and it is also more lucrative/prestigious than political science.

Communication as we used to know it, has changed phenomenally and continues to evolve. Communication technology and media now transcends physical limits and boundaries and graduates of mass communication have it all to do in using their imagination and exploiting the ever expanding career opportunities now made possible.

Mass communication is the study of how people exchange information through mass media to large segments of the population at the same time. In other words, mass communication refers to the imparting and exchanging of information on a large scale to a wide range of people. It is usually understood to relate newspaper, magazine, and book publishing, as well as radio, television and film, even via internet as these mediums are used for disseminating information, news and advertising.

Mass communication differs from the studies of other forms of communication, such as interpersonal communication or organizational communication, in that it focuses on a single source transmitting information to a large number of receivers. The study of mass communication is chiefly concerned with how the content of mass communication persuades or otherwise affects the behavior, attitude, opinion, or emotion of the person or people receiving the information.

Scope of Mass Communication
Mass Communication is not limited to journalism alone as many would erroneously think. To a great extent mass media is a modern reality which covers all aspects of human life. Moreover, a great change can be observed in the concept of people working in mass media. Careers in Mass Communication can be high paying but also bring in a great deal of job satisfaction and expression of creativity.

The one major challenge that graduates of Mass Communication have to contend with is that unlike what was previously obtainable, people no longer require a degree in journalism, mass communication or any other mass media field to compete as the democratisation of media technology and online platforms have totally changed the game.

Skills and Competencies that You Might Need
As a mass communicator here are a few of the skills you will need to acquire as a foundation to rising as far as you can in any chosen job or career related to the use of mass media both old and new.

Verbal/written communication ability
Persuasive/Negotiation skills
Idea Evaluation
Accuracy and Attention to details (these days a little mistake can be amplified by the viral effect of mass media)
Research skills
Analytical skills
Creativity


Career Opportunities for Mass Communication Graduates
Mass media (which is what mass communication works with) has little boundaries. It is used to describe media platforms and channels that can be used for widespread communication and audience engagement. No longer are the radio and TV the major mass media used by mass communicators. The internet and mobile platforms along with all other new media have changed the definition and scope of mass media forever.

For you a graduate of mass communication desperate to know what possible options of lucrative careers you can pursue your imagination is the only limitation you may have. See below a snippet of careers and jobs you can do as a Mass Communication under various Industries;

Business/Industry
Research analyst
Media Consultant (for business organisations)
Information Analyst
Information specialist
Customer service representative
Content Marketing Specialist

Education
Educational writer
Teacher
Media specialist
Media librarian
Author/Writer

Media/Journalism
Journalism
Reporter
Technical writer
Newspaper editor
Rewrite editor
Critic
News director
Sports director
Proofreader
Columnist
News analyst
Copyright specialist
Historian
Assignment editor
Radio/TV reporter
Videographer
Editor
Biographer
Print coordinator
Video journalist

Government
Lobbyist
Mediator
Copyright specialist
Administrative assistant
Press secretary
Media specialist/analyst

Publishing
Booking agent
Literary agent
Editor
Writer/Contributor

Advertising/Marketing
Media buyer
Designer
Publicity director
Information specialist
Marketing communications trainee
Account management
Graphics & production specialist
Promotion representative

The above are not exhaustive and some of the careers listed above may also require additional professional education or training beyond that received for the Mass Communication degree.



Admission Requirements for Studying Mass Communication in Nigeria
For most high institutions in Nigeria, to study mass communication as a course, you need to meet specific academic requirements. Candidates seeking admission through the Jamb are required to have five credit level passes in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (S.S.C.E.) or its equivalent. These should include English Language, Literature in English and an approved science subject. A pass in Mathematics is also required for some schools while it's not for some.

For Jamb UTME, English Language, and Any three Arts and Social Science subjects are required. For most universities Literature in English is required. Please check Jamb brochure for requirements for each school.

SOME INSTITUTIONS WHERE YOU CAN STUDY MASS COMMUNICATION
• Abia State University
• Adekunle Ajasin University
• Ahmadu Bello University
• Ajayi Crowther University
• Akwa Ibom State University
• Al-Hikmah University
• American University of Nigeria
• Anambra State University
• Babc**k University
• Bayero University Kano
• Benson Idahosa University
• Benue State University
• Bingham University
• Bowen University
• Caleb University
• Caritas University
• Covenant University
• Cross River State University of Technology
• Delta State University
• Ebonyi State University
• Elizade University
• Enugu State University of Science and Technology
• Fountain University
• Godfrey Okoye University
• Gregory University, Uturu
• Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
• Igbinedion University
• Imo State University
• Institute of Management Technology, Enugu
• Joseph Ayo Babalola University
• Kaduna State university
• kogi State University
• Kwara State University
• Lagos State University
• Madonna University
• Nasarawa State University
• National Open University of Nigeria
• Nnamdi Azikiwe University
• Oduduwa University
• Olabisi Onabanjo University
• Pan-Atlantic University
• Plateau State University
• Redeemer's University
• Rhema University
• Rivers State University of Science and Technology
• Samuel Adegboyega University
• SouthWestern University
• Tansian University
• Taraba State University
• University of Benin
• University of Ilorin
• University of Jos
• University of Lagos
• University of Maiduguri
• University of Mkar
• University of Nigeria
• University of Uyo
• Wellspring University
• Wesley University of Science and Technology
• Western Delta University

Top 10 Jobs for Political Science Majors
Career Choices for Political Science Majors.
10 Job Options for Political Science Majors.
Policy Analyst.
Legislative Assistant.
Public Relations Specialist.
Social Media Manager.
Marketing Research Analyst.
Political Consultant.
mhz vee
4 months ago
Jobs directly related to your In masscom degree include:
Media planner.
Multimedia specialist.
Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video.
Public relations officer.
Runner, broadcasting/film/video.
Social media manager.
Television/film/video producer.
Web content manager.
1. Policy Analyst
Since political science majors study the process for generating public policy, the role of policy analyst is a natural application of their work as a student. Policy analysts rely on strong critical thinking, writing, and research skills as they formulate statements about the nature and impact of proposals for public policy.

Like political science majors, policy analysts must devise a sound thesis and build a persuasive argument for or against the adoption of a particular policy initiative. In addition, analysts use their understanding of the political and legislative process to enlist the support of individuals who can help advance initiatives.

2. Legislative Assistant
Senators, assembly members, representatives, and other elected officials at all levels of government hire assistants to help them to carry out their duties. Legislative assistants tap the writing and verbal skills developed by the political science major to coordinate communication with constituents and inform them about developments within their district.

They assess the interest of constituents about current political issues and present the views of their elected officials within a positive framework. Legislative assistants respond to constituent inquiries and help to resolve problems of citizens within their jurisdiction.

Legislative assistants research policy issues, track legislation, and survey the positions of other legislators on pending legislation. They prepare briefings for their legislator and other office staff.

3. Public Relations Specialist
Public relations representatives influence public opinion about their clients based largely on placing stories with the media. Political science majors develop the writing skills needed to draft compelling press releases and the persuasive skills to assert the benefits of covering a particular story. They also learn how opinions are formed, and the role of the media, as they research current events during their studies.

Public relations specialists often organize and publicize press conferences and other events in order to attract media attention and get the word out about their client. Political science majors gain some insight into this process as they study the mechanics of organizing campaign events and public appearances by government representatives.

4. Social Media Manager
Public opinion is increasingly shaped by social media. Political candidates, officials, parties, and interest groups need social media managers to monitor the views of constituents about their administration and current issues.

Social media managers must understand various social media platforms and orchestrate campaigns to shape perceptions of their users. Political science majors know how opinions are formed and influenced by various media and can be instrumental in formulating and implementing these plans.

5. Marketing Research Analyst
Market researchers analyze how consumers will respond to products or services, much like political science students assess the reactions of potential voters to candidates. Political science majors study the role of survey research and opinion polling in campaigning. The work of market researchers often involves surveying consumer reactions to potential or current products and services.

Market research analysts can tap the knowledge of research standards that the political science major possesses when designing scientifically viable studies. They must present their findings to clients and co-workers and back up their recommendations with data.

6. Political Consultant
Political consultants use the knowledge of the political process gained by political science majors to devise strategies for candidates to influence voters and gain support in their campaigns for office. Political consultants help to brand candidates and repair damaged images.

They attempt to influence media coverage of candidates by offering favorable stories and positive takes on the past performance of the candidate. These workers may survey potential voters to discern their reaction to a candidate and the basis of their opinion.

Political consultants may also work for public interest groups and help them to formulate strategies for advancing their causes.

7. Attorney
Lawyers working for political figures, interest groups, and lobbying firms use the legal research skills developed by political science majors to conduct research about legislative and policy issues. They help draft and edit the language for bills, and assess the legal precedents for pending legislation.

Attorneys formulate and deliver arguments on behalf of their clients and attempt to influence decision makers about the merits of their stance. They use political savvy in other areas of the law as well. Lawyers select sympathetic jurors and frame their cases in favorable ways when there are controversial political issues related to trials.

8. Intelligence Analyst
Intelligence analysts work for clandestine agencies of the government like the CIA and National Security Agency. They tap the political science major’s understanding of political groups to assess developments in volatile areas of the world. These analysts study particular groups that pose a threat to security and analyze patterns of leadership and popular support.

Intelligence analysts write reports with their findings, and present briefings to agency leadership and executive and legislative leaders and staff. In addition, knowledge of foreign languages used by potential terrorists helps analysts to investigate potential threats.

9. Political Campaign Staff
Political campaign staff members help to formulate and execute campaign strategy. They work towards building a brand or favorable public image for the candidate. Staffers use the ability of the political science major to study current political issues and assess voter reactions to a candidate's platform.

They write press releases and help draft language for speeches. Political campaign staff help manage the candidate's social media imprint and organize events to gain exposure for candidates. They recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, as well as raising money to fund the campaign.

10. College Student Leadership and Activities Officer
Activities officers can apply knowledge of political science as they structure student elections and leadership programs. They help set standards for elections and monitor proceedings to make sure that student rights are upheld.

College student leadership and activities officers develop leadership training exercises and advise leaders about effective and ethical ways to exercise their authority. They oversee the use of financial resources and investigate irregularities in student run clubs and programs. These workers mediate disputes between student leaders, and ensure that minority interests are reflected in budgets and activities.
Gaby
4 months ago
Most students think that a Political Science
degree means you want to be a politician,
but it can also lead to many other exciting
careers. Here are just a few:
Journalist (Margo Goodhand, Paul Samyn
and Bruce Owen from the Winnipeg Free
Press all got their Political Science degrees
here at the U of W!)
Research analyst or Policy analysis (Many
of our students go on to get an MPA, and
then begin work with the federal and
provincial government doing research and
policy analysis.)
Senior bureaucrat, including Deputy
Minister
Researcher in private companies
Member of Canada's diplomatic and
foreign services
Government worker, including customs
officer and employment insurance officer
City planner
Non-government organizations (NGO’s)
such as the West-End Biz, the Elizabeth Fry
Society and Greenpeace
Police officer
Social worker
Community activist
Electoral returning officer
Constituency office worker
Program manager
Project officer
Communications officer with a
government organization
An undergraduate degree in Political Science
also provides you with the basics for a
number of advanced degrees including Law;
many lawyers begin with a Political Science
degree. And, of course, with an MA and PhD,
you can become a Professor and teach
Political Science at a University or College.
HENRYVILLA
4 months ago
Mass communication has more employment opportunities than political science, and it is also more lucrative/prestigious than political science.

Communication as we used to know it, has changed phenomenally and continues to evolve. Communication technology and media now transcends physical limits and boundaries and graduates of mass communication have it all to do in using their imagination and exploiting the ever expanding career opportunities now made possible.

Mass communication is the study of how people exchange information through mass media to large segments of the population at the same time. In other words, mass communication refers to the imparting and exchanging of information on a large scale to a wide range of people. It is usually understood to relate newspaper, magazine, and book publishing, as well as radio, television and film, even via internet as these mediums are used for disseminating information, news and advertising.

Mass communication differs from the studies of other forms of communication, such as interpersonal communication or organizational communication, in that it focuses on a single source transmitting information to a large number of receivers. The study of mass communication is chiefly concerned with how the content of mass communication persuades or otherwise affects the behavior, attitude, opinion, or emotion of the person or people receiving the information.

Scope of Mass Communication
Mass Communication is not limited to journalism alone as many would erroneously think. To a great extent mass media is a modern reality which covers all aspects of human life. Moreover, a great change can be observed in the concept of people working in mass media. Careers in Mass Communication can be high paying but also bring in a great deal of job satisfaction and expression of creativity.

The one major challenge that graduates of Mass Communication have to contend with is that unlike what was previously obtainable, people no longer require a degree in journalism, mass communication or any other mass media field to compete as the democratisation of media technology and online platforms have totally changed the game.

Skills and Competencies that You Might Need
As a mass communicator here are a few of the skills you will need to acquire as a foundation to rising as far as you can in any chosen job or career related to the use of mass media both old and new.

Verbal/written communication ability
Persuasive/Negotiation skills
Idea Evaluation
Accuracy and Attention to details (these days a little mistake can be amplified by the viral effect of mass media)
Research skills
Analytical skills
Creativity


Career Opportunities for Mass Communication Graduates
Mass media (which is what mass communication works with) has little boundaries. It is used to describe media platforms and channels that can be used for widespread communication and audience engagement. No longer are the radio and TV the major mass media used by mass communicators. The internet and mobile platforms along with all other new media have changed the definition and scope of mass media forever.

For you a graduate of mass communication desperate to know what possible options of lucrative careers you can pursue your imagination is the only limitation you may have. See below a snippet of careers and jobs you can do as a Mass Communication under various Industries;

Business/Industry
Research analyst
Media Consultant (for business organisations)
Information Analyst
Information specialist
Customer service representative
Content Marketing Specialist

Education
Educational writer
Teacher
Media specialist
Media librarian
Author/Writer

Media/Journalism
Journalism
Reporter
Technical writer
Newspaper editor
Rewrite editor
Critic
News director
Sports director
Proofreader
Columnist
News analyst
Copyright specialist
Historian
Assignment editor
Radio/TV reporter
Videographer
Editor
Biographer
Print coordinator
Video journalist

Government
Lobbyist
Mediator
Copyright specialist
Administrative assistant
Press secretary
Media specialist/analyst

Publishing
Booking agent
Literary agent
Editor
Writer/Contributor

Advertising/Marketing
Media buyer
Designer
Publicity director
Information specialist
Marketing communications trainee
Account management
Graphics & production specialist
Promotion representative

The above are not exhaustive and some of the careers listed above may also require additional professional education or training beyond that received for the Mass Communication degree.



Admission Requirements for Studying Mass Communication in Nigeria
For most high institutions in Nigeria, to study mass communication as a course, you need to meet specific academic requirements. Candidates seeking admission through the Jamb are required to have five credit level passes in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (S.S.C.E.) or its equivalent. These should include English Language, Literature in English and an approved science subject. A pass in Mathematics is also required for some schools while it's not for some.

For Jamb UTME, English Language, and Any three Arts and Social Science subjects are required. For most universities Literature in English is required. Please check Jamb brochure for requirements for each school.

SOME INSTITUTIONS WHERE YOU CAN STUDY MASS COMMUNICATION
• Abia State University
• Adekunle Ajasin University
• Ahmadu Bello University
• Ajayi Crowther University
• Akwa Ibom State University
• Al-Hikmah University
• American University of Nigeria
• Anambra State University
• Babc**k University
• Bayero University Kano
• Benson Idahosa University
• Benue State University
• Bingham University
• Bowen University
• Caleb University
• Caritas University
• Covenant University
• Cross River State University of Technology
• Delta State University
• Ebonyi State University
• Elizade University
• Enugu State University of Science and Technology
• Fountain University
• Godfrey Okoye University
• Gregory University, Uturu
• Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
• Igbinedion University
• Imo State University
• Institute of Management Technology, Enugu
• Joseph Ayo Babalola University
• Kaduna State university
• kogi State University
• Kwara State University
• Lagos State University
• Madonna University
• Nasarawa State University
• National Open University of Nigeria
• Nnamdi Azikiwe University
• Oduduwa University
• Olabisi Onabanjo University
• Pan-Atlantic University
• Plateau State University
• Redeemer's University
• Rhema University
• Rivers State University of Science and Technology
• Samuel Adegboyega University
• SouthWestern University
• Tansian University
• Taraba State University
• University of Benin
• University of Ilorin
• University of Jos
• University of Lagos
• University of Maiduguri
• University of Mkar
• University of Nigeria
• University of Uyo
• Wellspring University
• Wesley University of Science and Technology
• Western Delta University

Top 10 Jobs for Political Science Majors
Career Choices for Political Science Majors.
10 Job Options for Political Science Majors.
Policy Analyst.
Legislative Assistant.
Public Relations Specialist.
Social Media Manager.
Marketing Research Analyst.
Political Consultant.
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