College of Arts and Sciences

Program Summary

  • 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. 

    All majors are required to take 15 credits of communication foundation courses:

    CMJR 205: Rhetorical Foundations of Communication

    CMJR 225: Social Foundations of Communication

    CMJR 245: Media Foundations of Communication

    Students take an additional 55 credits in communications courses in the Journalism track.