Journalism majors will learn the bedrock skills of news reporting and writing and acquire the technical capacity to apply them in the rapidly changing world of print, broadcast, web, and mobile journalism. Students will complement this expertise with in-depth study of media law, history, theory, criticism, and ethics.
This course of study will prepare students for careers in the media and also provide the background in critical thinking, problem solving, and clear writing necessary for success in a wide range of other careers or graduate programs. In addition, the knowledge and skills acquired in the journalism major will help students interested in public advocacy, social change, and active citizenship.
Forty-two semester hours, chosen in conjunction with a department advisor: