Journalism


Combine your passions for writing and updating people on breaking news and the latest stories in their community with the Journalism program.

The Journalism program is designed for students who want to become journalists in a wide range of areas—from newspapers to magazines to TV to radio to websites and everything in between.

Program at a Glance


The Journalism major consists of 45 credits and the minor consists of 21 credits.

You’ll learn how to effectively write and edit features and news stories about a plethora of topics and for several audiences.

You’ll also complete coursework and projects in reporting and media.

Practice What You Learn


As a Journalism student, you’ll have access to various labs and studios such as the Multimedia Studio, Radio Station and Phelps 101.

These will be the primary spaces where you complete individual and group projects for your classes.

Careers in Journalism


Journalism students have been hired for newspapers, magazines, TV stations, websites, private businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

Other graduates have moved on to careers such as a(n):

  • Book Publisher
  • Columnist
  • Copy Editor
  • Editor for newspapers, magazines and/or websites
  • Print Production Manager
  • Reporter
  • Technical Writer

Apply for This Program


Declare your major or minor in Journalism (you’ll need your StarID to log in) and map out your pathway using our two-year (PDF) and four-year (PDF) program plans.