The journalism program prepares students for careers in traditional and convergent media. A solid education is offered in the basics of journalism with B.A. degree earned in the emphases of News & Editorial, Photojournalism, Magazines, and Public Relations. Students may also choose from three Journalism Minors. Additionally, the Journalism program offers a BA degree in Convergent Journalism in collaboration with the Center for Individualized Learning.
The journalism faculty are academic and working professionals who offer a real-world education in the tenets of journalism; accuracy, truth, fairness, acting independently and minimizing harm. Instructors also teach rigorous courses of First Amendment case studies and ethical issues that prepare students for careers in both print and electronic newsrooms and public relations firms.
The department offers a B.S. degree in Technical Communication with four concentration areas:
Each individual concentration teaches theory, concepts, and practical applications that can be employed in various areas of business, industry, government, and the media production field. With the exception of the two extended major options, all students must complete a minor.
Upon completion of a degree program in technical communication, students should be able to: