Journalism

B.A., Major in Journalism
Program Director: Peggy Rupprecht

The Journalism major is made up of three tracks: Advertising, News and Public Relations. Students in all three tracks learn from professors with professional experience. The cutting-edge classes balance theoretical foundations with hands-on work in project-based learning that builds a portfolio, whether writing, social media, public relations strategies, advertising campaigns, podcasts or visual forms of communication. Students do research and gain valuable experience with internships with agencies, nonprofits, athletic organizations, businesses, magazines and news organizations. 

Major in Journalism requirements: 41 credits

  • Choose from Advertising, News and Public Relations tracks
Computer Science, Design and Journalism core courses
CSC 121Computers and Scientific Thinking3
GDE 324Digital Foundations3
JRM 215Media Literacy and Information Concepts2
JRM 319Media Writing3
or JRM 320 Professional Writing
Journalism major core courses
JRM 335History of American Mass Media3
JRM 438Information Ethics3
JRM 529Law of Mass Communication3
JRM 599Senior Capstone: Entrepreneurial Media3
Choose one of the following tracks:18
Advertising track requirements
Public Relations and Advertising Principles
Social Media
Advertising Campaigns I
Advertising Copy Writing
Media Research
Graphic Design
News track requirements
Social Media
Editing
Online Storytelling
Media Research
Advanced News Production
Video and Photo
Graphic Design
Public Relations track requirements
Public Relations and Advertising Principles
Social Media
Editing
Public Relations Writing
Media Research
Video and Photo
Video and Filmmaking
Total Credits41