Journalism

The Journalism Division offers major sequences in news-editorial, public relations and the teaching of high school journalism. Students choose one sequence and complete a minor in the College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts. News and public relations majors take common core courses in mass communication, law of the media, ethics of the media and interactive media. News majors with an interest in newspapers, magazines and web/online writing careers complete skills courses in writing, editing, and design. Public relations students pursue upper-level classes in the principles of public relations, case studies, writing for public relations, and public relations campaigns. Both sequences require an approved internship during the junior and senior year. Students who wish to teach must complete a set of required courses in the Division and certification requirements within the College of Education to teach at the high school level. Further specifics may be obtained from the Department or the Journalism Division.