College of Arts and Sciences


  • Journalism at Seattle University.
    (Video by student Samantha Highsmith)

    Journalism is a professionally oriented major that prepares you for careers in the mass media, most especially in journalistic media, where storytelling is conducted via audio, visual and networking means as well as through text. Students take classes that teach them the basics of writing and reporting and that help them develop the breadth of knowledge they will need to thrive in digital and other media environments. 

    Journalism students routinely are placed in internships at The Seattle Times,, Seattle Weekly, KCTS 9, KIRO Radio, The News Tribune, and ESPN. Journalism majors are taught and mentored by internationally-recognized journalists. They have won national journalism awards, taught as Fulbright Scholars in England and Latin America, and all have turned their journalism endeavors into books.

    Graduates go on to jobs with online publications, newspapers, television stations, newspapers, and documentary makers.

    Courses open to Communication students fall into these categories:

    • Social interaction, including organizational, interpersonal, and intercultural communication
    • Digital communication, including new media and video games
    • Rhetorical studies, including rhetorical reasoning, public speaking, persuasion, and communication rights and law
    • Journalism reporting/writing, including media writing, investigative information gathering, and international affairs reporting
    • Digital journalism/media production, including writing for digital/online media,graphic communication, and digital production
    • Strategic communication, including public affairs, strategic communicaiton writing, and persuasive writing
    • Media studies history and criticism, including critical analysis of digital communication, international cinema, documentary film, and video games, communication and culture
    • International/intercultural communication and media, including international affairs reporting, global strategic communications, and Africa and communication.
    • Internships/practicums
    • Service learning

    A complete listing of course and details are in the academic catalog.

    The Communication Department also offers opportunities for students to study abroad in India and to participate in an off-campus program in Hollywood.

    Degrees offered: BA, minor

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    Faculty, Students Delve into Pop Culture, featuring Professor Chris Paul and students Kathryn Smith (Strategic Communications major) and Anina Walas (Communication and Psychology major). Read the article here.