As a student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, you will study the practice, theory, ethics, and impact of covering news events. The focus is on traditional skills as well as the use of new technologies.
With courses, in theory, writing, reporting, editing, history, law, and ethics, journalism students learn to be professional news reporters and editors. They master journalism basic skills—researching, reporting, writing, and copy editing—while working with new technologies, including digital means of disseminating news. While students gain the practical information they need to work in traditional and emerging journalism jobs, they also become lifelong critical consumers of news and information.
Journalism students are encouraged to work for our independent campus newspaper, The Echo, or campus broadcasting stations to gain practical experience and network with other journalists. Many students also complete internships at news organizations, including print and online newspapers, television stations, and blogs.
After successfully earning the Journalism degree, graduates pursue careers in the news (newspapers, online news sites, broadcasting), public relations, business, and other fields. Many professions value the critical thinking, research, and interviewing skills developed by studying journalism. Some students go to graduate school in fields as diverse as law, communication, accounting, and business.