Journalism, B.A.

Program Description

Students in the 40-credit Journalism program gain training across various media, from photo and video production to print and broadcast journalism. With the assistance of an adviser, students may customize their degree to include experiences that will give them a professional edge. Customization options include sports or environmental reporting, or special capstone projects intended to give students an immersive experience reporting an in-depth project.

Learning Outcomes

  1. apply principles and laws pertaining to freedom of speech and press, including the right to dissent, to monitor and criticize power, and to assemble and petition for redress of grievances
  2. discuss the history of journalism and its practices
  3. apply professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity
  4. create content that displays an understanding of the importance of diversity in society and mass media coverage
  5. write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for journalism and the communication professions, audiences and purposes they serve
  6. gather and evaluate information, and conduct research using methods appropriate to the assignment, audience, and communication professions in which they work
  7. critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style and grammatical correctness
  8. apply concepts and apply theories in the use and presentation of images and information
  9. apply basic numerical and statistical concepts