Courses for a Degree in Journalism

Journalism focuses on gathering and presenting news and information, either by speaking or writing.

For this major you’ll take lots of journalism classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a journalist.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in journalism:

Journalism Courses:

  • Media and Society
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Infomania
  • Media Writing
  • Media Ethics
  • First Amendment
  • Diversity in Media
  • International Media
  • Multimedia Reporting
  • Multimedia Editing
  • Digital Media
  • Advanced Media Lab
  • Media Law
  • News Reporting
  • Photojournalism
  • Media Technology
  • Feature Reporting
  • Editorial Writing

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology