The Journalism Specialization prepares students for responsibilities in contemporary news media with roles ranging from reporter to columnist. Students will learn to gather, write and edit information for diverse news outlets.


The Journalism specialization prepares students for responsibilities in contemporary news media.

JOU 2100 Newspaper Reporting 3
JOU 3314 Environmental Reporting 3
JOU 3342 Media Convergence 3
JOU 4201 Newspaper Editing 3
MMC 4201 The Constitution and the Press 3
If not completed at the lower division:  
Principles of Mass Communication  
Journalism Track 15
Total Hours 30

Journalism Options

Students must choose one of the following options:

Electronic Media Option

RTV 3200 Television Production 3
RTV 3301 Broadcast Journalism 3
RTV 3320 Electronic Field Production 3
RTV 3942 Practicum: Television News 3
3000/4000 level Communication Arts elective 3
Total Hours 15

Print Media Option

JOU 3940 Practicum: Voyager 3
Choose three of the following: 9
Feature Writing  
Public Affairs Reporting  
Newspaper Design  
Editorial Writing  
Writing Critical Reviews  
Magazine Writing  
Computer Mediated Communication  
Choose one of the following: 3
Internship in Communication  
Practicum: Voyager  
Total Hours 15


Students must complete a minor or its 15 sh equivalent in a field related to the student’s career objectives and additional approved 3000/4000 level electives outside communication arts. 18-24
Total Hours 18-24