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Department of Communication


The Journalism concentration develops the reporting skills necessary for on-air personalities, writers and producers.

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism

Hone your skills while learning the fundamentals of accurately and effectively communicating a story through digital, print, and broadcast media.

Journalism students learn about reporting through digital, print, and broadcast media. This concentration prepares students for a wide range of careers such as reporter, writer, editor, producer, on-air personality, and more. All Communication majors also take a foundational selection of courses in public speaking, communication law and research, public relations, mass media, graphic design, and journalism.

Journalism is offered as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The B.A. degree requires an additional twelve hours of foreign languages. 

Requirements Class Name Hours
University Core Courses   42 
Communication Core   28
COM 102 Communication Research & Writing 3
COM 103 Fundamentals of Digital Communication 3
COM 201  Communication Ethics 3
COM 202 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 304  Public Speaking 3
COM 442 Communication Law 3
COM 443 Public Relations 3
COM 480 Communication Internship 3
COM 499 Senior Portfolio 1
JOU 333

Introduction to Journalism

Journalism Concentration Courses   18
JOU 101 Journalism Lab I 1
JOU 201 Journalism Lab II 1
JOU 301 Journalism Lab III 1
JOU 334 Multimedia Journalism 3
JOU 454 Public Relations Writing 3
Choose 9 hours from among these courses    
COM 320 Introduction to Christian Media 3
COM 334 Digital Media Workshop 3
COM 345 Advertising in Communicaiton 3
COM 360 Social Media Communication 3
COM 457 Strategig Crisis Communication  
Minor   18
Electives   12
Foreign Languages
(Bachelor of Arts only)
Additional Electives
(Bachelor of Science Only)
Total    130