Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Journalism major, students will be able to perform the following:
1. Identify basic terms of the profession and report, design, edit, and function within the climate of the newsroom (Content).
2. Use professionalism, leadership, and critical thinking skills related to the presentation of information (Critical Thinking).
3. Write in traditional news, feature, and opinion styles as well as literary methods and in public relations forms (Communication).
4. Demonstrate proficiency in journalism-related oral communication (Communication).
The program will produce graduates who will do the following:
1. Enter careers in journalism, media, mass communications, editing, public relations, publishing, and teaching where distinctive technological and verbal capabilities of precision and clarity in thinking, speaking, or writing are valued.
2. Exhibit professional practices and skills of journalism and communication, which include a process approach for writing, speaking, and producing.
3. Use technology to communicate effectively.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of a professional journalist.
5. Pursue advanced study at a graduate school or professional school.
Required courses for the major in Journalism
The major in Journalism consists of a minimum of thirty-six (36) credit hours.
Included below is a sample semester-by-semester program for a major in Journalism.
Major in Journalism
Minor in Journalism
The minor in Journalism consists of a minimum of eighteen (18) credit hours. The following courses are required for the minor: