For more than 60 years, the University of Arizona Journalism School has provided students with the intellectual training and professional skills that journalists need to cover complex events and issues wherever they occur.
Since 2000, the school's enrollment has grown to nearly 500 majors and pre-majors. Journalism is the eighth largest major on campus and the third largest among the 14 degree-granting units in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Students are encouraged to seek internships with local, regional and national news media and have worked for organizations ranging from the Arizona Daily Star to CNN International. Journalism majors have finished in the top 10 in the Hearst national news writing and photojournalism competitions, which involve thousands of undergraduates from more than 100 accredited journalism programs.
Students also work on real-world news media developed by the Journalism School. They do the reporting, photography and production for El Independiente, a bilingual newspaper serving the city of South Tucson, and the Tombstone Epitaph, a newspaper in historic Tombstone, Arizona. Journalism majors also may produce stories for Arizona-Sonora News Service, a service offering readers and media outlets the best journalism being produced by students in the University of Arizona School of Journalism. In addition, many students also work as writers and editors at the Arizona Daily Wildcat, the UA student newspaper.
Students concentrating in broadcast or online journalism also will find plenty of real-world experience. Broadcast students produce "Arizona Cat's Eye," a video news magazine that airs on the local PBS affiliate. Internships also are available at local and regional television stations.
The Journalism Student Advisory Council strives to provide a voice to the student body of the journalism school. Throughout each semester, the council meets with school director to discuss issues and concerns that affect the general student body of the journalism school. Learn more.
Lastly, joining a professional journalism student club is a great way to explore the profession.