Our bachelor of arts in journalism program focuses on the principles and practices of news reporting across distribution technologies.
Whether you choose to concentrate in print or broadcast journalism, you'll learn not just the basics of good writing, reporting and editing, but will develop an understanding of the principles and ethics key to becoming a great journalist.
Through a curriculum that emphasizes rigorous scholarly inquiry, you'll develop an awareness of racial, ethnic and gender issues, an understanding of the diversity of the human experience and of the evolving role of the press, and an appreciation for community engagement.
You'll be taught by our experienced faculty members who have been reporters, editors and newscasters. You'll use the most up-to-date technological tools in our state-of-the-art electronic newsroom and fully digital, high-definition broadcast studio.
We'll encourage you to pursue a rich variety of elective courses, covering subjects such as public affairs reporting, computer-assisted reporting, sports reporting and writing for magazines. You'll also receive training on the software and hardware necessary to succeed in an increasingly interactive news environment.
And, you'll enter the business -- for real. You'll be expected to complete a three-credit internship at a media organization before graduation.
Journalism majors may also be interested to pursue the five-year combined bachelor's and master's programs in journalism or sports journalism programs.