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Journalism majors should have a strong in interest in news, writing and story telling. Backed by a strong foundation in law and ethics, students learn to report news across a variety of platforms, from print, to the Web, to broadcast, and they learn how to work as public relations practitioners.

Hours Required

24 or 25 hours.

Departmental Honors Program


Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation

journalism, communications, political science, history, law, sociology

Course Catalog Listing

Typical Starting Positions

Newspaper/Online Reporter
Newspaper/Online Copyeditor
Newspaper/Online Designer
TV Reporter
TV Producer
Public Relations Assistant
Web Designer/Producer

Student Professional Organizations

The Daily Eastern News,, Warbler yearbook, Fresh!, The Agency, WEIU-TV, WEIU-FM, Society of Collegiate Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, American Copy Editors Society, Public Relations Student Society of America, Illinois News Broadcasters Association.

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Faculty Listing

Department of Journalism, Buzzard Hall 2526
Contact Name: John Ryan, Chair, Department of Journalism
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