Come LEARN. LIVE. LEAD. with the Mass Communication Department!

Welcome to the Mass Communication Department. We hope you’ll get a sense of the excitement our department’s students and faculty share in our unique south Louisiana setting. We invite you to come LEARN, LIVE, LEAD, with us!


Come study in a nationally accredited department that offers an intense and culturally diverse learning environment where you can dig down deep and discover your full potential.


Come live in a department that is like no other! Our department is known on campus for its family-like atmosphere.


Come and be part of an education with a strong emphasis on the applying classroom skills and learning to be a professional. Our students can work for the campus television station, radio station, yearbook, newspaper and literary magazine.

Come join us on OUR way to building your career! Please feel free to contact me about questions you may have about our department or Nicholls State University.



  • April 11, 2017 at 8:24 am
    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is offering a summer 2017 Aviation Mass Communication Intern position to the students in the Public Relations Program. The selected student must be a junior or senior and classified as full time. The position is for 40 hours/week and senior pay is…...

  • April 4, 2017 at 1:01 pm
    TPCG ( Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government) is looking for a new intern for this summer ( June and July 2017). To qualify for the internship students must have knowledge and experience in: Operating a Camera Production software (i.e. Final Cut, Premier ect) Audio Brian Rodrigue, the network administrator at TPCG,…...

  • April 4, 2017 at 12:57 pm
    Dr. Rya Butterfield will teach a special topics course (SPCH391) on Intercultural Communication for Spring 2018....

  • April 4, 2017 at 12:46 pm
    Dr. Rya Butterfield will be teaching Persuasive Communication (SPCH 302) and a new course is on the books to teach Mandarin Chinese (HUMA 221)....


LSU Hall of Fame
Professor Emeritus Alfred N. Delahaye, founder of Nicholls’ Mass Communication Department, is a LSU Manship Hall of Fame 2016 inductee.

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MACO 322 ShowcaseMACO 322 Publication Design for Mass Communication
Spring 2017
MACO 321 ShowcaseMACO 321 Information Technology for Mass Communication
Spring 2017


Eric Haydel | Principal and Creative Director at Eric Haydel Design and the lifestyle brand Eric Haydel in Boston. Released the Carnival rug collection in 2017 featuring the patterns of New Orleans.
salbaradoLawrence “Sonny” Albarado | 2012-2013 national president of the Society of Professional Journalists and projects and city editor at The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Mabile.jpgTresha Mabile | journalist and independent documentary filmmaker. Her work has aired on National Geographic, Discovery, CNN, A&E and the History Channel.
Wells.jpgKen Wells | runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in reporting in 1982 and has written five novels and three books of non-fiction. Currently he is with an investigative unit of Bloomberg News.