Gather information, analyze it, boil it down, and then communicate it effectively, accurately, quickly and ethically.
About the Major
In a rapidly changing world with a 24/7 news cycle, journalism is more important than ever. You will learn skills in our program that will benefit you in any career, for the rest of your life. You will learn to produce news reports for print, broadcast, and online media and have opportunities for internships in any of those fields. We even have a class on developing mobile apps. It doesn’t matter the medium – you will learn the techniques and the knowhow – all to make the world a better place.
Areas of Study
As a B.A. in Journalism, you will master the fundamental skills you need as a journalist. Your courses will cover the principle skills in law, ethics, writing, reporting, and production surrounding journalism.
You will then have the opportunity to complete one of the following three specializations:
- Broadcast Journalism provides you with the advanced courses you need to build your skills in audio and TV reporting, writing and production.
- Digital Journalism focuses on advanced skills that include visual storytelling and production, social media, data mining, media entrepreneurship and app development.
- Global Journalism gives you a chance to learn about the media on a global scale through extensive faculty experience in foreign reporting, the school’s proximity to Mexico and study abroad opportunities.
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 including political science, Middle Eastern studies, sports management, business administration, economics, communication, and much more.
Obtaining a B.A. in Journalism will provide you different routes and outlooks for your career. Some of these positions may include:
- News Editor
- Broadcast news analyst
- Magazine editor
- Communications director
- Foreign correspondent
And many other potential positions imaginable in various industries.
Double Major: Journalism & Studies of Global Media
Consider the school’s new B.A. double major — Journalism and Studies of Global Media — all within the credits students already would be taking. Make an appointment with Academic Adviser Paloma Boykin if interested.