The Journalism option is designed for those interested in becoming journalists working in newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, web-based or other multimedia projects as well as working as freelancers.

In addition to the department’s academic core classes and professional skills core classes, students in the Journalism option take courses in news writing, reporting, feature writing, news editing and a senior media lab. 

Students in Journalism have gone on to jobs with newspapers, magazines, websites, private businesses, nonprofits and government agencies. Graduates have moved on to such careers as:

Editors with newspapers, magazines, websites and book publishers

  • Copy editors
  • Reporters, columnists and technical writers
  • Print production managers
  • Freelancers

Review the sample MCOM Journalism plan (PDF) that shows one way Mass Communication Journalism students can complete their program in four years, although the department does not guarantee graduation in four years.

View the Mass Communication Journalism Option in the course catalog.