Bachelor of Science in Journalism

Bachelor of Science in Journalism is a broad and flexible degree program that offers specialty areas in broadcast news, magazine media, multimedia news and photojournalism, as well as the opportunity to combine elements of each specialty. Students learn to report, write and produce news and information in magazines, newspapers, and online/web media. Students also learn the skills necessary for visual reporting of news. Students must complete an internship in their field of specialization. Multiple internships are permitted.

Students are encouraged to participate in various student media including the campus radio and television stations, the campus newspaper (print and online operations), and the multiple independent student magazines (print and online operations). Students are also encouraged to explore study abroad experiences. There are many study abroad/away opportunities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate critical thinking, grounded in a legal and ethical framework. 
  2. Gather information, analyze it and make informed judgments using methods and tools appropriate to their professions. 
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply theory and research appropriate to their professions, including quantitative and qualitative methods. 
  4. Demonstrate the ability to apply basic ethical principles to their professional work. 
  5. Demonstrate the ability to apply laws and regulations applicable to their professional work. 
  6. Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve.