B.A. in Journalism
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (B.A.J.) will complete the 12-credit Media School core as well as a 15-credit concentration in either News Reporting and Editing or Public Relations, and an approved 9-credit specialization associated with their concentration. The degree shares its structure with the other undergraduate degrees offered through The Media School.
This overall design provides students with a liberal arts education and includes the necessary training and tools to thrive in our digital era. Media School undergraduates will be taught to think critically, creatively and independently. They will learn to conduct research, evaluate information, and write and edit using the forms and styles appropriate to a variety of media.
In addition to completing coursework and requirements specific to the B.A.J., students will also complete a second concentration consisting of 24 hours in a field other than journalism or public relations. This second concentration may include the requirements for a B.A. in Media concentration (with appropriate specialization) or completion of a College-approved certificate or minor. In all cases, the second concentration must include at least 24 credit hours.
The learning objectives of the B.A.J. combine the strengths of a broad-based liberal arts curriculum with a hands-on and practical approach to preprofessional training in the field of journalism.
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Among the faculty are experienced reporters, editors, writers and public relations professionals who bring their experiences to the classroom. Meet professor of practice Elaine Monaghan, a former foreign correspondent who loves her role as an educator.