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Program in Journalism and Mass Communication
Learn the skills necessary to excel in local and national media markets, and take advantage of the school's extensive internship listings to gain valuable media experiences.
Program: The Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) program uses innovative teaching technologies, empowering strategies for responsible democratic engagement, and an integrated curriculum to foster excellence among its students. Students are trained for successful careers in advertising, broadcast, print and online media, photojournalism, public relations, and media analysis. Students will earn a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and can choose from one of the following majors: advertising, broadcast news, broadcast production, media studies, and news editorial.
Students entering as journalism majors starting with Spring 2012 will fulfill current JMC major requirements and will also be required to choose an additional field of study, typically in the College of Arts & Sciences. Examples include Political Science, Environmental Studies, Art and Art History, English or International Affairs.
Hands-on Learning: Students complete internships at magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, public relations firms, and government and social service agencies. Students have served as interns at The New York Times, National Geographic, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Fox Sports, NBC, ABC, CNN, National Public Radio, Direct TV, US West, and Sun Microsystems.
Faculty: Faculty members have major-market experience in TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, and advertising. Among the faculty are leading researchers in today's media.
Sampling of Courses:
- Magazine and Feature Writing
- Publication Design and Production
- Electronic Information Strategies
- Press Photography
- Principles of Advertising
- TV Documentary
Applying: Applicants to Journalism and Mass Communication should select one of the six majors available in journalism on the application: advertising, broadcast news, broadcast production, media studies, news editorial, or open option. If admitted to the university, students will be asked to declare an additional field of study to accompany the journalism major at orientation.