B.A. Journalism

Bachelor of Arts


“There is no more important role right now in society than helping people get the information they need to make informed decisions.” 
-Nick Smallwood, Journalism Alum ('20, M.A.)

Gather information, analyze it, boil it down, and then communicate it effectively, accurately, quickly and ethically.

About the Major

In today's fast-paced world with a relentless news cycle, the role of journalism is more vital than ever. Whether you aspire to be a print journalist, a broadcaster, or a digital media expert, our comprehensive curriculum ensures that you're well-prepared for any career path you choose.

Throughout your journey in our program, you'll delve into the core principles of journalism, learning to craft compelling news reports tailored for diverse mediums including print, broadcast, and online platforms. Our hands-on approach means you won't just study theory – you'll engage in practical exercises, honing your skills in information gathering, interviewing techniques, content analysis, and ethical reporting practices.

In addition to our core journalism courses, students have the flexibility to tailor their studies to their interests and career goals. Whether you choose to specialize in broadcast journalism, global reporting, or delve into digital media, our program offers the flexibility to customize your learning experience.

We encourage interdisciplinary learning, recognizing that journalism intersects with a multitude of fields. That's why we require students to pursue a second major or a minor in a specialized area such as political science, religion, or Middle Eastern studies. This interdisciplinary approach enriches your understanding of complex issues and enhances your ability to report on diverse topics with depth and nuance.

At the heart of our program is a commitment to empowering future journalists who are not only skilled storytellers but also ethical stewards of information. By joining us, you're not just embarking on a journey to become a journalist – you're becoming a catalyst for positive change, dedicated to making the world a better place through the power of storytelling. 


Emphasis Areas

Broadcast Journalism

Specialize in reporting news stories for television and radio, mastering the skills of storytelling, interviewing, and producing content for broadcast media platforms.

Digital Journalism

Learn to navigate the digital landscape, focusing on creating engaging and informative content for online platforms, including websites, social media, and mobile apps. 

General Journalism

Develop a well-rounded understanding of journalism fundamentals, covering a range of mediums and topics to prepare for a versatile career in the field.

Required Minor

You are required to pursue a minor (or double major) with this program. We encourage you to seek out departments with courses that compliment your area of study. Some of the areas of interest you may look into include political scienceMiddle Eastern studiesbusiness administrationeconomicscommunication, and much more.

Career Pathways

Obtaining a B.A. in Journalism will provide you with different routes and outlooks for your career. Some of these positions may include:

  • Journalist
  • News editor
  • Broadcast news anchor
  • Magazine editor
  • Investigative reporter
  • Copy editor
  • Photojournalist
  • Social media manager
  • Communications director
  • Radio/podcast producer
  • Sports communicator 
  • Videographer