The Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
degree provides students with a wide array of news writing, reporting, editing and multimedia skills and an understanding of journalism history, ethics and legal principles. The program also prepares students for a journalism profession in transition, in part through internships and a senior capstone involving the creation and maintenance of an online journalism outlet.
Students will also undertake a practicum with The Minaret
, the University’s award-winning student newspaper, in a news/editorial, design, business management, online or advertising role. Publishing opportunities are also available through the University’s affiliation with UPIU, a student journalism project run by the international news service United Press International
Along with laying the foundation for a career in news media, courses in the major and minor offer students a skill-set and knowledge base that enable them to enter and succeed in law school, the education sector, politics, publishing, PR, advertising and many other areas.
For more information, contact journalism program coordinator Jeff Neely